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Indiana University Bloomington

Faculty from several departments participate in our Graduate Program. They are listed according to the following research area.

students in labs

Tuli MukhopadyayTuli Mukhopadhyay

Associate Professor, Biology

Office: Simon Hall 220C

Phone: 812/856-3686

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Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1996
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center,
Purdue University, 1999-2005


Structure and assembly of enveloped, RNA viruses
Alphavirus Structure and Assembly

Representative Publications

Cheng, F., Tsvetkova, I. B., Khuong, Y., Moore, A., Arnold, R. J., Goicochea, N. L., Dragnea, B., and Mukhopadhyay, S. (2013) The packaging of different cargo into enveloped viral nanoparticles. Mol Pharm. 10(1):51-8.

Tsvetkova, I. B., Cheng, F., Ma, X., Moore, A. W., Howard, B., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Dragnea, B. (2013) Fusion of mApple and Venus fluorescent proteins to the Sindbis virus E2 protein leads to different cell-binding properties. Virus Res. 177(2):138-146.

Sokoloski, K.J., Snyder, A.J., Liu, N.H., Hayes, C.A., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Hardy, R.W. (2013) Encapsidation of host-derived factors correlates with enhanced infectivity of Sindbis virus. J. Virol. 87(22):12216-12226.

Snyder, A.J., Mukherjee, S., Glass, J. K., Kearns, D. B., and Mukhopadhyay, S. (2014). The canonical twin-arginine translocase components are not required for secretion of folded GFP from B. subtilis. J. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 80(10):3219-3232.

Li, Z., Dilger, J. M., Pejaver, V., Smiley, D., Arnold, R., Mooney, S., Mukhopadhyay, S., Radivojac, P., and Clemmer, D. (2014) Intrinsic Size Parameters for Palmitoylated and Carboxyamidomethylated Peptides. Inter. J. Mass Spec. 368:6-14.

Tsetsarkin, K.A., Chen, R., Yun, R., Rossi, S.L., Plante, K.S., Guerbois, M., Forrester, N., Perng, G.C., Sreekumar, E., Leal, G., Huang, J., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Weaver, S.C. (2014) Multi-peaked Aedes albopictus-adaptive landscape for chikungunya virus evolution predicts continued increases in transmissibility. Nat Commun. 16(5):4084-4097.

Mohari, B., Licata, N. A., Kysela, D. T., Merritt, P. M., Mukhopadhyay, S., Brun, Y. V., Setayeshgar, S., and Fuqua, C. (2015) Novel Pseudotaxis Mechanisms Improve Migration of Straight Swimming Bacterial Mutants through a Porous Environment. mBio. 6(2) e00005-15.

Zeng, X., Mukhopadhyay, S., Brooks III, C. L. (2015) Residue level resolution of alphavirus envelope protein interactions in pH dependent fusion. PNAS. 112(7):2034-9.

Sokoloski, K.J., Haist, K.C., Morrison, T.E., Mukhopadhyay, S. and Hardy, R.W. (2015) NonCapped Sindbis virus genomic RNAs and their role during Alphaviral infection. J. Virol. 89(11):6080-92

Chao, C., Wang, C-Y, Rayaprolu, V., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Zlotnick, A. (2015) Self-assembly of an Alphavirus core-like particle is distinguished by strong intersubunit association energy and structural defects. In press, ACS Nano

Khanal, N., Pejaver, V., Li, A., Radivojac, P., Clemmer, D. E., and Mukhopadhyay, S. (2015) The position of proline mediates the reactivity of S-palmitoylation. In press, ACS Chem. Biol.