Dr. Arun Shukla
About this episode
In this episode of the Dr.GPCR podcast, my guest is Dr. Arun Shukla from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India. Arun is currently an Associate Professor & Joy Gill Chair Professor, Intermediate Fellow, Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance
Swarnajayanti Fellow & EMBO Young Investigator at the Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering. He earned his master's degree in biotechnology from Jawaharlal Nehru University in India and it was during a biochemistry class where he learned about cell signaling that he became curious and wanted to learn more about it. Arun first started working on GPCRs and their structural characterization at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics where he completed his doctoral studies in the lab of Dr. Hartmut Michel.
Fascinated by GPCRs he wrote to Dr. Bob Lefkowitz and asked him if he could join his lab at Duke University. Dr. Shukla spent several years in the Lefkowitz lab and collaborated extensively with Dr. Brian Kolbika of Stanford University.
Join us and learn more about Dr. Shukla’s research and how working in the lab instead of going to classes made him realize that research is what he wants to do for the rest of his life.
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