Professor Suvarn Kulkarni obtained his M.Sc. (1993) and Ph.D. (2001) in Organic Chemistry from University of Pune in 2001. After his Ph.D., he pursued his post-doctoral research in the laboratory of Professor Shang-Cheng Hung on chemical synthesis of glycans via one-pot protection of sugars. In 2005, he moved to University of California Davis to work with Professor Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague and was engaged in glycosyl iodide mediated one-pot synthesis of glycolipids. He returned to India in late 2008 and held a faculty position at IACS Kolkata prior to joining the IIT Bombay in 2009 and is currently an Associate Professor. His current research interests include devising newer ways for efficient chemical synthesis of complex glycoconjugates implicated in various infectious diseases as well as cancer.