Swati Bhattacharya

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Swati was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Aksimentiev group at UIUC. Before joining UIUC she worked at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany where she received her Ph.D. She worked on varied fields like nonlinear dynamics, polymer physics and bionanotechnology. Her projects with the Aksimentiev group focused on developing applications for nanopores. She explored the translocation of DNA through protein nanopores using all-atom MD as a part of a collaborative project to design nanopore based DNA sequencing techniques.


  1. Christopher Maffeo, Swati Bhattacharya, Jejoong Yoo, David B. Wells, and Aleksei Aksimentiev. "Modeling and simulation of ion channels." Chem Rev 112:6250-6284 (2012).
  2. Swati Bhattacharya, Ian M. Derrington, Mikhail Pavlenok, Michael Niederweis, Jens H. Gundlach, and Aleksei Aksimentiev. "Molecular dynamics study of MspA arginine mutants predicts slow DNA translocations and ion current blockades indicative of DNA sequence." ACS Nano 6:6960-8 (2012). PDF icon Supporting Information (pdf) (2.36 MB)
  3. David B. Wells, Swati Bhattacharya, Rogan Carr, Christopher Maffeo, Anthony H. Ho, Jeffrey Comer, and Aleksei Aksimentiev. "Optimization of the molecular dynamics method for simulations of DNA and ion transport through biological nanopores." Methods Mol Biol 870:165-86 (2012).
  4. Meni Wanunu, Swati Bhattacharya, Yun Xie, Yitzhak Tor, Aleksei Aksimentiev, and Marija Drndic. "Nanopore analysis of individual RNA/antibiotic complexes." ACS Nano 5:9345-53 (2011).