Mandira Dutta

Post Doctoral Scholar
Department of Chemistry
University of Chicago
mandiradutta@uchicago.edu

I completed my Ph.D. at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata, India. In my Ph.D., the primary focus was on the theoretical and computational investigations of molecular motor dynamics and their effects on different disease-related mutations. I obtained my Ph.D. degree in February 2020 and joined as a postdoctoral research scholar in the Voth group.

In the Voh group, I will study viral protein dynamics specially SARS-CoV2 spike, membrane, and nucleocapsid proteins, their interactions, and conformational changes of spike protein during receptor binding. I will implement both all-atom and coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations and enhance sampling techniques. I will also be involved in the development of CG models using the bottom-up approach and multiscale theory methods in this context.