Dr. Arunava Manna is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, India. He obtained his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pennsylvania, USA. After graduating from CMU in 2015, he worked for a couple of years as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, working on synthesizing peptide libraries for the screening of small molecules. Following this, Dr. Manna spent two years at Emory University, Georgia, USA, as a postdoc working on bio-catalysis. His research interests lie at the interface of organic chemistry and biology.