Dipjyoti Das

Assistant Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences (DBS)
E-mail: dipjyoti.das [at] iiserkol.ac.in
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Research Interest:

We try to understand how complex behaviors emerge in biological systems at different scales of organizations, starting from the sub-cellular and cellular scale to the tissue and organismic level. At all these scales, biological systems are generally characterized by a large set of interconnected physical and chemical processes that drive the system out of equilibrium. Our method of investigation of such systems is theoretical and computational model building (using tools of statistical physics) and data analysis, in close collaboration with experimental biologists. Some specific areas of interest include: (1) Biophysics and tissue mechanics in embryonic developmental processes, (2) Stochastic dynamics of cytoskeletal filaments and molecular motors, (3) Stochastic gene expression, (4) Population dynamics of interacting micro-organisms, (5) Models of intracellular transport, and (6) Pattern formation in biology.

Academic Background:

  1. PhD (Physics), IIT Bombay, 2014
  2. MSc (Physics), IIT Bombay, 2009
  3. BSc (Physics), Jadavpur University, 2007


  1. Assistant Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )
  2. Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University, Connecticut, USA (2014 - 2018)

Awards and Honors:

  1. Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship from Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India. (2019)
  2. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), and Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from CSIR India (2009)

Selected Publications:

  1. Das, Dipjyoti; Chatti, Veena; Emonet, Thierry and Holley, Scott A.. 2017."Patterned disordered cell motion ensures vertebral column symmetry." Developmental cell, 42, 170-180.e5
  2. Das, Dipjyoti; Dey, Supravat; Brewster, Robert C. and Choubey, Sandeep. 2017."Effect of transcription factor resource sharing on gene expression noise." PLoS computational biology, 13, e1005491
  3. Bameta, Tripti; Das, Dipjyoti; Das, Dibyendu; Padinhateeri, Ranjith and Inamdar, Mandar M.. 2017."Sufficient conditions for the additivity of stall forces generated by multiple filaments or motors." Phys. Rev. E, 95, 022406
  4. Das, Dipjyoti; Das, Dibyendu and Padinhateeri, Ranjith. 2014."Collective force generated by multiple biofilaments can exceed the sum of forces due to individual ones." New J. Physics, 16, 063032
  5. Das, Dipjyoti; Das, Dibyendu and Prasad, Ashok. 2012."Giant number fluctuations in microbial ecologies." Journal of theoretical biology, 308, 96-104

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