Mahipal was born in India. He received his M.Sc. in Chemistry in 2008 from Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar, India. Upon successful completion of his Master’s degree, he joined the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine(IIIM)/University of Jammu, Jammu, India where he obtained his Ph.D. in Synthetic Carbohydrate Chemistry in 2016 with Dr. Ram A Vishwakarma. In the Fall of 2016, he joined the Krishnamurthy Lab at the Scripps Research Institute as a postdoctoral researcher where his fellowship is funded by Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE), Georgia Tech. In his free time, Mahipal loves to watch games and movies.