Name : Karan Selarka

Designation : U.G.C. JRF (Ph.D Student)

Brief Background :

I am a Biochemistry Master’s from Fergusson College, Pune and was a Project JRF at ICMR- National Institute of Virology, Pune working on “Metagenomics Project.”I have always dreamt of becoming a researcher and hence I registered for Ph.D.


  1. Joint CSIR-UGC-NET Life Sci. (Dec2019): AIR 72.
  2. GATE2020: Life Sciences: AIR 125.
  3. TIFR-JGEEBILS (GS2020).
  4. GATE2019: Life Sciences: AIR 578

Contact Details :

  • B.Sc. Chemistry, Botany, Zoology (SGBAU, Amravati)
  • M.Sc. Biochemistry (SPPU, Pune)

Autophagy is a degradative mechanistic process, important for cell’s maintenance and survival throughout its lifespan. Autophagy balances cellular turnover, and this degradative process marks the beginning of synthesis. It has been well understood that, disruption/ obstruction in autophagy eventually leads to diseases/ disorders and hence it becomes important to understand the process which may lead to eradication of the diseases/ disorders. Therefore, it is important to understand how autophagy is regulated and are there any ‘still unknown (novel) regulators’ of autophagy, which may be used as tools to act with/ on for prevention/ cure of disorders.