Rajib Kumar Mitra
    Senior Professor, SNBNCBS

   Telephone +91-33-2335 5706/07/08 (extn: 252)

Positions available:

"Looking for motivated student(s) having masters in
(preferably) Physical Chemistry/Physics/Biophysics/
Biotechnology to pursue PhD in ultrafast spectroscopy/biophysics"

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. from ISI Kolkata (degree awarded by Jadavpur University) in 2005
  • M.Sc. from Calcutta University (1997)
  • Professional Background:

  • Post Doctoral fellow at SNBNCBS (till 2007); Bose Fellow at SNBNCBS (till 2010)
  • Research Interests:

  • Ultrafast (Femtosecond and picosecond resolved) Fluorescence Spectroscopy
  • High frequency (THz) spectroscopy
  • Structure and dynamics of biomolecules (proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids etc.)
  • Self-organizing bio-mimicking systems: Structure, Dynamics and Energetics
  •   Significant Recent Publications:

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    • Pyne, S., Pyne, P and Mitra, R.K., “Addition of cholesterol alters the hydration at the surface of model lipids: a spectroscopic investigation” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 24 (2022) 20381-20389










    • Saha, R. and Mitra, R.K. “Trivalent cation-induced phase separation in proteins: ion specific contribution in hydration also counts” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 24 (2022) 23661-23668.
    • Islam, S.I. Pyne, P., Das, D.K., Mukherjee, S., Chakrabarty, S. and Mitra, R.K. “Molecular Insight onto Dye-Surfactant Interaction at pre-micellar Concentrations: A Combined two-photon Absorption and MD Simulation Study” Langmuir 38 (2022) 3105−3112.
    • Pyne, P. and Mitra, R.K. “Excipients Do Regulate Phase Separation in Lysozyme and Thus Also Its Hydration” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 13 (2022) 13, 931−938 .
    • Pyne, P., Samanta, N., Gohil, S., Prabhu, S.S. and Mitra, R.K. “Alteration of water absorption in the THz region traces the onset of fibrillation in proteins” Chemical Communications 57 (2021) 998-1001.
    • Pal, S., Pyne, P., Samanta, N., Ebbinghaus, S. and Mitra, R.K. “Thermal stability modulation of the native and chemically-unfolded state of bovine serum albumin by amino acids” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 22 (2020) 179-188.
    • Das Mahanta, D., Islam, Sk. I., Das, D.K., Mitra, R.K. and Barman, A. Contrasting hydration dynamics in DME and DMSO aqueous solutions: A combined optical pump-probe and GHz-THz dielectric relaxation investigation J. Mol. Liq. 290 (2019) 111194.
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