Ramalingaswami Fellow

Phone: 080 2293 2335
Fax: +91-80-2360-8121
E-mail: banani at iisc.ac.in
A project assistants position is available


- 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. DNA translocation through hybrid bilayer nanopores; R. Balasubramanian, S. Pal, H. Joshi, A. Rao, A. Naik, M. Varma, B. Chakraborty, P. Maiti; J. Phys. Chem. C; 123 (18), 11908-11916 (2019).

2. Smartphone-based kanamycin sensing with ratiometric FRET; S. Umrao, Anusha, V. Jain, B. Chakraborty, R. Roy; RSC Adv., 9, 6143 (2019).

3. Protein-induced fluorescence enhancement as aptamer sensing mechanism for thrombin detection; S. Umrao, V. Jain, Anusha, B.Chakraborty and R. Roy; Sensors & Actuators B, 267, 294-301 (2018).

4. Covalent Linkage of One-Dimensional PX-Cohesive DNA Arrays; Y. P. Ohayon, R. Sha, O. Flint, W. Liu, B. Chakraborty, H. K. K. Subramanian, J. Zheng, A. Richard Chandrasekaran, H. Abdallah, X. Wang, X. Zhang, and N. C. Seeman: ACS Nano, 9 (10), 10304-10312 (2015).

5. 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).


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A project assistants position is available in Dr. Banani Chakraborty's research group on DNA Origami and DNA aptamer based bio-sensing in the department of Chemical Engineering, IISc, Bangalore.

Background of the applicant: M.Sc. or M.Tech. in Chemistry/Biology/Biochemistry/Biotech/Nanotech

Skills required: Prior experience of working with biomolecules such as Proteins/DNA/RNA; familiarity with techniques like UV-VIS; Gel electrophoresis; Fluorescence; AFM imaging will be beneficial.

Salary will be based on experience as per IISc norms. Please contact banani@iisc.ac.in with your CV if you are interested in this position.

Best regards
Banani Chakraborty