Dr. Sukthankar received his PhD at Kansas State University where he co-developed the BAPC™ platform under the mentorship of Prof. John Tomich. Pinakin Sukthankar is currently conducting biophysical research at the University of Kansas where his investigations are focused on developing outer-membrane protein ligands to combat antibiotic resistance in gram-negative bacteria.

Dr. Sukthankar is experienced in bioorganic synthesis, recombinant protein production as well as in the engineering and synthesis of membrane peptide sequences and novel biomaterials for medical and environmental applications.