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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

Mukhopadhyay, S., Zhang, W., Gabler, S., Chipman, P. R., Strauss, E. G., Strauss, J. H., Baker, T. S., Kuhn, R. J., and Rossmann, M. G. (2006) Mapping the Structure and Function of the E1 and E2 Glycoproteins in Alphaviruses, Structure, 14(1):63-73.

Goicochea, N. L, De, M., Rotello, V. M., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Dragnea, B. (2007) Core-like Particles of an Enveloped Animal Virus can Self-Assemble Efficiently on Artificial Templates. NanoLetters, 7(8):2281-90.

Parrott, M. M., Sitarski, S. A., Arnold, R. J., Picton, L.. K., Hill, R. B., and Mukhopadhyay, S. (2009) Role of Conserved Cysteines in the Alphavirus E3 Protein. J. Virol., 83(6): 2480-90.

Zlotnick, A. and Mukhopadhyay, S. (2011) Assembly, allostery, and antivirals. Trends Microbiol., 19(1): 14-23.

Cheng, F. and Mukhopadhyay, S. (2011) Generating virus-like particles with in vitro assembled cores. Virology, 413(2): 153-60.

Lai, Y., Yi, G., Chen, A., Bhardwaj, K., Tragesser, B.J., Valverde, A.J., Zlotnick, A. Mukhopadhyay, S., Ranjith-Kumar, C.T., and Kao, C.C. (2011) Viral Double-Strand RNA-Binding Proteins Can Enhance Innate Immune Signaling by Toll-Like Receptor 3. PloS One, 6(10):e25837.

Snyder, A. J., Sokoloski, K. J., and Mukhopadhyay, S. (2012) Mutating conserved cysteines in the alphavirus E2 glycoprotein causes virus-specific assembly defects. J. Virol., 86(6):3100-11.

Sokoloski, K. J., Hayes, C. A., Dunn, M. P., Balke, J. L., Hardy, R. W., and Mukhopadhyay, S. (2012) Sindbis Virus Infectivity Improves During the Course of Infection in Both Mammalian and Mosquito Cells. Virus Res., 167(1):26-33.

Snyder, A. J. and Mukhopadhyay, S. (2012) The Alphavirus E3 protein functions in a clade-specific manner. J. Virol., 86(24):13609-20.

Cheng, F., Tsvetkova, I. B., Khuong, Y.L., Moore, A.W., 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., in press.