Manish Shankla

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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.


  1. Manish Shankla, and Aleksei Aksimentiev. "Step-defect guided delivery of DNA to a graphene nanopore." Nature Nanotechnology (2019). PDF icon gs_si.pdf (3.95 MB)
  2. Megan Farell, Maxwell Wetherington, Manish Shankla, Inseok Chae, Shruti Subramanian, Seong H. Kim, Aleksei Aksimentiev, Joshua Robinson, and Manish Kumar. "Characterization of the Lipid Structure and Fluidity of Lipid Membranes on Epitaxial Graphene and Their Correlation to Graphene Features." Langmuir 35:4726-4735 (2019).
  3. Ratul Chowdhury, Tingwei Ren, Manish Shankla, Karl Decker, Matthew Grisewood, Jeevan Prabhakar, Carol Baker, John H. Golbeck, Aleksei Aksimentiev, Manish Kumar, and Costas D. Maranas. "PoreDesigner for tuning solute selectivity in a robust and highly permeable outer membrane pore." Nature Communications 9:3661 (2018). PDF icon supporting_information.pdf (1.34 MB)
  4. Manish Shankla, and Aleksei Aksimentiev. "Modulation of Molecular Flux Using a Graphene Nanopore Capacitor." The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 121:3724-3733 (2017).
  5. 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)
  6. 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).