Uthama Edupuganti is a third year Biochemistry PhD student in Dr. Kevin Gardner’s lab. Prior to entering the PhD program, she received her master’s in Biochemistry from Acharya Nagarjuna University, India and subsequently worked in various research positions across U.S.

Apart from research, Uthama enjoys spending free time with her five-year-old daughter and also in other hobbies like cooking, singing, photography and badminton.

Research Interests

Biophysical and structural characterization of light induced active state dynamics of simple and complex bacterial LOV-homodimers.