Bhaskar Datta

Bhaskar Datta is an Assistant Professor in Biological Engineering (Jointly with Chemistry). He received a M.Sc. (1999) from  Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a Ph.D. (2004)  from the Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. He completed Postdoctoral training at the Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, (Jun 2004 – May 2008).  His research focuses on Investigation of groove-modified nucleobases on Y-family DNA polymerase activity, Construction of metal nanowires based on biomolecular templates, Structure-function correlations of unorthodox DNA structures, Aptamer-based sensors and detection strategies for infectious diseases, Enzymatic remediation of phenolic wastewater.

Selected Publications

  • Chilka, P.; Desai, N. and Datta, B. (2019) Small molecule fluorescent probes for G-quadruplex visualization as potential cancer theranostic agents. Molecules, 24, 752.
  • Reddy, P. R.; Desai, N.; Gupta, S. and Datta, B. (2019) Interaction of a dimeric carbocyanine dye aggregate with bovine serum albumin in non-aggregated and aggregated forms. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 209, 256 – 263.
  • Reddy, P. R.; Das Mahapatra, A.; Mallajosyula, S. S. and Datta, B. (2018) Template-free H-dimer and H-aggregate formation by dimeric carbocyanine dyes. New J. Chem., 42, 6727 – 6734.
  • Idrees, D.; Hadianawala, M.; Das Mahapatra, A.; Datta, B.; Roy, S.; Ahamad, S.; Khan, P.; Hassan, Md. I. (2018) Implication of sulfonylurea derivatives as prospective inhibitors of human carbonic anhydrase II. Int. J. Biol. Macromol., 115, 961 – 969.
  • Hadianawala, M.; Das Mahapatra, A.; Yadav, J. K. and Datta, B. (2018) Molecular docking, molecular modeling, and molecular dynamics studies of azaisoflavone as dual COX-2 inhibitors and TP receptor antagonists, J. Mol. Modeling, 24 (69), 1-13.
  • Reddy, P.R.; Mallajosyula, S. S. and Datta, B. (2017) Template-free Self-Assembly of Dimeric Dicarbocyanine Dyes, ChemistrySelect, 2, 10709-10717.


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