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Abhijit Mishra

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Abhijit Mishra

Associate Professor , Materials Science and Engineering

  • BTech: IIT Bombay, 2003
  • PhD: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2010

Email: amishra -AT- iitgn.ac.in

Office: 4/312
VOIP: 2422 / 2022


  • Work Experience

    • Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (Feb 2019 to present)
    • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (July 2011 to Jan 2019)
    • Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California Los Angeles (July 2010 to Jun 2011)
    • Research Assistant, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (Aug 2003 to May 2010)

  • Selected Publications

    1. A. Mishra, Structural transitions in lipid membranes: Mechanism for cell penetrating peptides, Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes (2014) 19, 103. Editors Ales Iglic, Chandrashekhar V. Kulkarni. (invited chapter).
    2. N. Schmidt, A. Mishra, J. Wang, W. DeGrado, G. Wong, Influenza Virus A M2 Protein Generates Negative Gaussian Membrane Curvature Necessary for Budding and Scission, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135 (2013), 13710.
    3. N. Schmidt, K. Tai, K. Kamdar, A. Mishra, G. Lai, K. Zhao, A. Ouellette & G. Wong*, “Arginine in α-defensins: differential effects on bactericidal activity correspond to geometry of membrane curvature generation and peptide-lipid phase behavior”, J. Biol. Chem. (2012) 287, 21866.
    4. A. Mishra, G. Lai, N. Schmidt, V. Sun, A. Rodriguez, R.Tong, L. Tang, J. Cheng, T. Deming, D. Kamei, & G. Wong*, “Translocation of HIV TAT peptide and analogues induced by multiplexed membrane and cytoskeletal interactions”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (2011) 108, 16883.
    5. A. Mishra, K. Tai, N. Schmidt, A. Ouellette, & G. Wong*, “Small-Angle X-ray Scattering Studies of Peptide-Lipid Interactions Using the Mouse Paneth Cell α-Defensin Cryptdin-4", Methods in Enzymology (2011) 492, 127.