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Prakash Basnet

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MSc in Organic Chemistry, Tribhuvan University, Nepal


Prakash Basnet was born in Tanahun, Nepal. He completed his MSc in organic chemistry and graduated with Distinction from Tribhuvan University under the supervision of Dr. Bimala Subba. As a graduate student, he conducted research related to the natural products. He worked as a chemistry instructor at Araniko HS Boarding School. Enthralled by the power of education, he aspired to obtain higher degree and moved to the US in 2013 as a graduate student at UNM. In the Fall of the same year, he joined Giri Research Group where he is currently investigating copper-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions and their mechanisms. When not in the lab or taking classes, he enjoys listening to music and watching sports on TV.