Muntjeeb M. Syed

Research Staff

Visiting Researcher


Muntjeeb Syed has worked as a Research Associate in pharmacology at Savitribai Phule Pune University, India. As such he has conducted multiple research activities: analysis of Clinical trails, curation and differentiation of required parameters; exploratory study of cellular and nuclear entry of medicinal bioactive compounds; study of mammalian cell culture - PBMSc, K562, Coca, Hela & animal model study; active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), nutraceutical product development; synthesis and biological evaluation of 2-Arylbenzothiazole as antimicrobial and antioxidant agents. Later he has joined Matrix Life Science Ptv. Ltd. as an executive in Research & Development, where he worked as formulation scientist developing the process for the extraction and purification of the various Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs). In that position he has recently filed provisional patent entitled “Synthesis bacosides complex with calcium to enhance bioavailability and bacosides permeability”. Currently Muntjeeb is a visiting researcher at the Center for Desert Agriculture at KAUST.

Selected Publications


  • PhD, Biochemistry, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India, 2021; Thesis Title: Molecular recognition of natural and synthetic compounds with Hb S and their anti-sickling properties
  • MPhil, Biochemistry, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India, 2018; Thesis Title: Study on Sickle Hemoglobin Polymerization Inhibition and Interaction with Bioactive Compounds: A Spectroscopic and Molecular Modeling Approach
  • MSc, Biotechnology, Symbiosis School of Biomedical Sciences (SSBS), Symbiosis International University, India, 2015; Dissertation title: Cytotoxicity and Genotoxicity Studies of Combination Pesticides on Human Blood Cells (Erythrocytes and Lymphocytes): An In Vitro Study
  • BSc, Biotechnology, M.G.M. Institute of Bio-Sciences and Technology, Aurangabad, India, 2013

Professional Profile

  • 2022-2023: Matrix Life Science Ptv. Ltd., executive in Research and Development
  • 2020-2021: Savitribai Phule Pune University, India, Research Associate (Pharmacology
  • 2017-2020: Savitribai Phule Pune University, India, Project Assistant
  • 2015-2017: Savitribai Phule Pune University, India, Junior Research Fellow

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Member of Institution’s Innovation Council established under the aegis of MHRD’s Innovation Cell at Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune for the academic year 2018-19


  • First prize in the oral presentation at International Conference on Disease Biology: Diagnostics and Therapeutics-DBDT-2020, organized by Department of Biotechnology, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India