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Department of
Chemistry

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Srabanti Chaudhury

Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academics, Doctoral Studies)

Chemistry

Chemical physics, theoretical biophysics

+91-20-25908140

srabanti@iiserpune.ac.in

Srabanti Chaudhury obtained her PhD degree in 2009 in Theoretical Physical Chemistry from IISc Bangalore. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Rice University, The University of Texas at Austin and the Los Alamos National Laboratory before joining IISER Pune in 2013.

Research

Theoretical biophysics, chemical physics

Dr. Srabanti Chaudhury uses methods of statistical mechanics and stochastic processes to study problems in chemical/biological physics, and soft condensed matter. At the theoretical level, the group develops analytical models to understand physiochemical processes where stochasticity and randomness play an important role. Further, they develop mathematical techniques and theoretical models to probe stochasticity that is inherent in the dynamics of such physiochemical processes. The group's analytical work is complemented with numerical simulations and experimental inputs.There are a few main research directions in the group: Single molecule enzyme catalysis, single molecule heterogeneous nanocatalysis, exploring timescales in reaction dynamics, DNA-protein recognition, polymer physics, conformational studies of charged polyelectrolytes and many more.

Selected Publications

Singh, D., Mondal, K. and Chaudhury, S. 2021. Effect of memory and inertial contribution on transition time distributions: Theory and simulation. J. Phys. Chem. B 125, 4536–4545.

Mondal, K. and Chaudhury, S. 2020. Effect of DNA conformation on the protein search for targets on DNA: A theoretical perspective. J. Phys. Chem. B 2020, 124, 3518- 3526.

Chaudhury, S., Singh, D. and Kolomeisky, A. B. 2020. Theoretical investigations of the dynamics of chemical reactions on nanocatalysts with multiple active sites. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 11, 2330-2335.

Ghosh, B. and Chaudhury, S. 2018. Influence of the location of attractive polymer-pore interactions on translocation dynamics. J. Phys. Chem. B 2018, 122, 360-368.

Singh, D. and Chaudhury, S. 2017. Statistical properties of fluctuating enzymes with dynamic cooperativity using a first passage time distribution formalism. J. Chem. Phys. 146, 145103.

Chaudhury, S. 2014. Poisson Indicator and Fano Factor for probing dynamic disorder in single-molecule enzyme inhibition kinetics. J. Phys. Chem. B, 118, 10405-10412.

Chaudhury, S. and Makarov, D. 2010. A harmonic transition state approximation for the duration of reactive events in complex molecular rearrangements. J. Chem. Phys. 133, 034118.

Chaudhury, S. and Cherayil, B. J. 2006. Complex chemical kinetics in single enzyme molecules: Kramers model with fractional Gaussian noise. J. Chem. Phys. 125, 024904.