Muraleedharan K. M. hails from the Kannur Dt. of Kerala State. He did his Masters degree in Chemistry studying at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University during 1991 93. Subsequently he joined the research group of Professor Subramania Ranganathan at NIIST trivandrum for doctoral research which focused on the synthesis of models systems to understand molecular assembly and dis assembly, the key processes in every biological function. Following a brief stint at IICT Hyderabad (1999 2000), he moved to the research group of Professor Mitchell A. Avery at the Univesity of Mississippi, the USA for post doctoral research where he was working on the development of broad spectrum anti infective agents. He joined the department of Chemistry at IIT Madras in 2006 as an Assistant Professor and since then, his group has been working on various projects under the broad umbrella of medicinal and Bioorganic Chemistry.