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Ruchi Yadav, MS

Graduate Assistant


B.S. Chemistry (Honors), University of Delhi, 2016
M.S. Chemistry(Honors), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2018


Ruchi is working as a PhD graduate student in Dr. Eddy Arnold’s Lab. In her PhD research, she is working on studying the proteins and polyproteins from human pathogens such as HIV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 and understanding their structure-function relationship with the aim of drug development.

Research Focus

SARS-CoV-2, HIV-1, cryo-EM, X-ray crystallography, structural biology, protein biochemistry

·     International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR) Travel Award to give an oral presentation at ICAR 2023 in Lyon France

·     Van Dyke Award for Excellence in Research, Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department, Rutgers University, USA, 2023

·     Rutgers Center for Lipid Research (RCLR) Travel Award to attend 3rd Annual Big Ten Academic Alliance Lipids Conference in University of Minnesota, USA, 2019

·     CCP Fellowship, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 2018

·     Summer Research Fellowship, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, 2017

·     International Society for Antiviral Research, 2023-present

·     The Behavior of HIV In Viral Environments (B-HIVE) Center, 2020 – present 

·     American Chemical Society, 2020 – present

Yadav R, Courouble V, Dey S, et al. Biochemical and structural insights into SARS-CoV-2 polyprotein processing by Mpro. Science advances. 2022;8(49):eadd2191. doi:10.1126/sciadv.add2191.
Courouble V, Dey S, Yadav R, et al. Revealing the Structural Plasticity of SARS-CoV-2 nsp7 and nsp8 Using Structural Proteomics. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. 2021;32(7):1618-1630. doi:10.1021/jasms.1c00086.