Dr. Dipesh Dhakal completed his Ph.D in Biochemistry from Department of Life Science and Engineering, Sun Moon University, South Korea in 2016. His doctoral research was focused on study of biosynthesis of a secondary metabolite from Nocardia spp, elucidation of biosynthetic mechanism and development of novel derivatives. From March 2016, he is appointed as Research Professor at Sun Moon University, South Korea and involved in teaching as well as mentoring students in their research. Over the last several years, he is working on developing molecular biological tools for engineering microbial cell factories (Escherichia coli and Actinomycetes) for production and engineering of natural products. His research team utilizes versatile metabolic engineering approaches and synthetic biology tools for designing optimized pathway for production of native and structurally diversified natural products utilizing native, engineered or heterologous hosts. These natural products can be effective lead for drug discoveries. He is also interested on developing novel antibacterial agents using nanotechnology. Currently, his prime focus of research is on coalition of chemical and biological techniques for application of cross-border approaches for ailment of different disease conditions.
Microbial secondary metabolites biosynthesis, production and structural modifications, Biological activities of natural products, Nanotechnology based development of antibacterial agents, Chemo-Bio approach for drug discovery.