Dr. Gautam Pennathur is a Professor of Chemical and Computational biology at the Centre of Biotechnology , Anna University, Chennai, where he carries out research on industrial enzymes, molecular simulations to understand the function of proteins and develops high throughput assays for enzymes. His interest in science and his love for teaching have earned him the Indian National Science Academy Teachers award in 2012. He has authored over 54 research papers and has field seven patents. He has mentored 30 Ph.D Students till date and he continues to encourage under-graduates to take part in research.

Be a physical chemist, an organic chemist, an analytical chemist, if you will; but above all be a Chemist.

-Ira Ramsen