Ramalingaswami Fellow

Phone: 080 2293 2335
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E-mail: banani at iisc.ac.in


- Ph.D. from New YorkUniversity, NY, USA in 2008
- M.Sc. from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India in 2002
- B.Sc. from Presidency College, Kolkata in 2000


- CH 249 : Structural and functional DNA Nanotechnology Nanotechnology


Functionalizing DNA origami as nano-biochip In depth mechanistic understanding of aptamer-target complex using smFRET Merging topdown and bottom up DNA Nanotechnology to make robust nano robots and nano pores DNA origami based nano cage for drug delivery controlled by DNA aptamers In collaboration with:
Rahul Roy, Chem Engg, IISc
Manoj Varma, CENSE
Ambarish Ghosh, CENSE
Jayanta Haldar, NCU, JNCASR

Awards & Honors

- Ramalingaswami Re-Entry Fellowship from DBT India (2015-2020)
- Alexander von Humboldt post-doctoral fellowship, Germany (2011-2013)
- Mac Cracken fellowship for graduate studies, NYU, USA (2002-2008)
- Best graduate student teaching award from GSAS and CAS, NYU, USA (2005)



1. Analyte-driven switching of DNA charge transport: de novo creation of electronic sensors for an early lung cancer biomarker; J. Thomas, B. Chakraborty, D. Sen, and H-Z. Yu; J. Am. Chem. Soc.134, 13823?13833 (2012).

2. Adenosine-Triggered Elimination of Methylene Blue Noncovalently Bound to Immobilized Functional dsDNA-Aptamer Constructs; Y. Dai, B. Chakraborty, D. Sen, and H-Z. Yu; J. Phys. Chem. B. 116, 6361?6368 (2012).

3. A programmable transducer self-assembled from DNA; B. Chakraborty, N. Jonoska; N. C. Seeman; Chem. Sci., 3, 168-176 (2012).

4. The label-free unambiguous detection and symbolic display of single nucleotide polymorphisms on DNA origami; H. K. K. Subramanian, B. Chakraborty, R. Sha, N. C. Seeman. Nano Lett. 11, 910-913 (2011).

5. A robust sequence dependent three state DNA nanomechanical device; B.Chakraborty, R.Sha, N.C. Seeman; Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA 105, 17245-17249 (2008).