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# PhD THESES

## Recent Submissions

• (2021-11)
The probing time for sampling the internal dynamics of a molecular system should be comparable to the time-scale associated with the internal motion in a molecule, which ranges from femtoseconds (fs) to picoseconds (ps). ...
• (2021-06)
The formin family member, Fmn2, is a neuronally enriched cytoskeletal remodelling protein conserved across vertebrates. Recent studies have implicated Fmn2 in neurodevelopmental disorders, including sensory processing ...
• (2021-10)
Nucleoside triphosphates (NTP) are the building blocks of RNA, and also play a central role in various metabolic pathways. Even though the NTPs - adenosine triphosphate (ATP), guanosine triphosphate (GTP), cytidine ...
• (2020-12)
Phenology is the study of the timing of different life cycle events. It is a crucial component of growth and reproduction for both plants and animals that directly influence their fitness. Phenology in plants is not only ...
• (2021-10)
Viscoelasticity of single protein molecules is essential to fully understand their dynamic properties and functions. It is also believed that the initial collapse in protein folding is governed by their viscoelasticity. ...
• (2021-10)
Of the various neuromodulatory agents found in the central nervous system, the class of peptide modulators is of particular interest in the context of innate motivated behaviours, wherein they have been shown to modify the ...
• (2021-09)
My doctoral research described in this thesis involves the synthesis, and characterization of mono-acyl glycerol (MAG) and lysophosphatidylserine (lyso-PS) lipids with varying lipid tails. PHARC syndrome is a neurodegenerative ...
• (2021-10)
Synthetic quantum systems are simplified versions of real-world, complex, quantum many-body systems. They provide a versatile testbed for understanding the complex phenomenons of condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, ...
• (2021-06)
Lipids encompass more than 45,000 species and are known to partake in several biological functions. Their diversity and low abundance in biological systems presents a challenge for studying them. In my doctoral research, ...
• (2021-10)
This thesis presents the realization of a Bose-Einstein Condensate (BEC) based Atom-Optics $\delta$-Kicked Rotor experiment (AOKR) using 87Rb atoms and its utility in atom interferometry and precision measurements. The ...
• (2021-09)
The study of motives of algebriac stacks was initiated by Bertrand To\"{e}n for Deligne-Mumford stack, and subsequently, developed and extended by various authors to more general alegbraic stacks. There exists considerable ...
• (2021-08)
In 2011, Bizon and Rostworowski, through their seminal work, gave numerical evidence that Anti-de Sitter spacetime with reflecting boundary conditions is nonlinearly unstable against black hole formation for a wide range ...
• (2021-09)
Apoptosis inhibitor 5 (Api5), a known anti-apoptotic protein, is responsible for inhibition of cell death in stressful conditions like serum starvation and DNA damage. Acetylation at K251 is the only known post-translational ...
• (2021-08)
Electrochemical energy storage and conversion devices such as H2−O2 fuel cells, supercapacitors, and batteries are propelled by their potentiality to construct zero emission energy technologies. Although H2−O2 or proton ...
• (2020-09)
Water is essential to sustain plant growth and function, and its availability in space and time is critical in shaping tropical forests. Plant hydraulic traits provide helpful insight into the various strategies that have ...
• (2021-05)
Sensory systems encode different stimuli features to generate optimal behavior. In mammalian olfaction, odorants of varying physicochemical properties are first represented as glomerular activity patterns in the olfactory ...
• (2021-12-29)
Geometrically frustrated perovskites- where the symmetry of the underlying crystal structure inhibits long range magnetic ordering- is the most prominent structural class, where the search for non-trivial spin structures ...
• (2021-03-22)
Cell matrix-adhesion regulates cellular responses to changing biochemical and mechanical properties of the extracellular matrix (ECM). This is mediated in part by regulation of membrane trafficking through caveolae to ...
• (2021-06)
With the advancements of experimental techniques in quantum mechanical systems, it is now possible to probe and control a wide variety of quantum systems with ever increasing sizes and complexities. One can now use these ...
• (2021-03)
In the thesis, we study new asymptotic conservation laws in electromagnetism that could reproduce the loop effects in the soft expansion of QED amplitudes. We also explore interesting properties of asymptotic expansions ...