Manish Shankla

(217) 721-1774
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Loomis Laboratory of Physics
1110 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3080

Manish Shankla received his B.S. degree in Physics from the University of Illinois in 2012. He is currently a PhD student in the Biophysics department. His interests include nanopore-based DNA sequencing using solid-state nanopores such as graphene and DNA-protein interactions.


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  1. Manish Shankla, and Aleksei Aksimentiev. "Modulation of Molecular Flux Using a Graphene Nanopore Capacitor." The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 121:3724-3733 (2017).
  2. Shouvik Banerjee, James Wilson, Jiwook Shim, Manish Shankla, Elise A. Corbin, Aleksei Aksimentiev, and Rashid Bashir. "Slowing DNA Transport Using Graphene–DNA Interactions." Advanced Functional Materials 25:936-946 (2015). PDF icon adfm201403719-sup-0001-s1.pdf (1.01 MB)
  3. Manish Shankla, and Aleksei Aksimentiev. "Conformational transitions and stop-and-go nanopore transport of single-stranded DNA on charged graphene." Nature Communications 5:5171 (2014).