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Dr. Krishna Dan


Current Research

    DNA nanodevices can provide functional readout on chemical cues affecting various pathways
    in cellulo and even in vivo.  My research involves studying the role of chloride in different sub- cellular compartments using a DNA scaffold based ratiometric chloride sensor.


  • Postdoctoral Scholar (2014 - till date): Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago, Illionois, USA. (Advisor: Professor Yamuna Krishnan)
  • Ph.D. (2014): Polymer Science Unit, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India. (Advisor: Dr.  S. Ghosh.)
  • M.S. (Chemistry) (2008): Bengal Engineering and Science Universiy, Shibpur, Howrah, India.
  • B. Sc. (Chemistry) (2006): Netaji Mahavidayala, The University of Burdwan, India.

Research Area

  • Syntehsis of monomer via multistep organic synthesis and characterization by NMR, IR and Mass spectroscopy.
  • Synthesis of polymer by controlled way via Reversible Addition- fragmentation Chain Transfer Polymerization (RAFT), Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) and Ring Opening Polymerization (ROMP) and also step growth routes.
  • Aggregation study of the amphiphilic polymers by various spectroscopic (UV-Visible, Fluorescence, Dynamic Light scattering etc) and Microscopic (TEM, SEM) tools.
  • Synthesis of stimuli responsive amphiphilic polymer, their aggregation and disassembly studies in presence of external stimuli.



(8) K. Dan and S. Ghosh, Polym. Chem. 2014, 103, 4528-4533.

(7) S.K. Dey, K. Dan, M. R. Das, S. Saha, P. Das, S. Ghosh and S. S. Jana, Biomater. Sci. 2013, 1, 1211-1215.

(6) K. Dan, P. Rajdev, J. Deb, S. S. Jana,; S. Ghosh, J. polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2013, 51, 4932-4943.

(5) T. Mondal, K. Dan, J. Deb, S. S. Jana and S. Ghosh, Langmuir 2013, 29, 6746-6753.

(4) K. Dan and S. Ghosh, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 7300-7305.

(3) K. Dan, N. Bose and S. Ghosh, Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 12491-12493.

(2) K.Dan and S. Ghosh, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2012, 33, 127−132.

(1) K. Dan, R. Pan and S. Ghosh, Langmuir 2011, 27, 612–617.

Fellowship and Award

  • Best poster award, Symposium on polymer science 2011, IISER Kolkata, 10th December 2011.
  • Qualified for National Eligibility Test (CSIR). 

Date of birth: 15-September, 1985
Email: kdan19[at]gmail.com


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