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# PhD Theses

## Recent Submissions

• (2019-06-20)
In this dissertation we present a comparative study of the diversity patterns of two disparate organismal groups – Lepidoptera: Sphingidae (hawkmoths) and Aves (birds) – along an elevational gradient spanning 200-2800 m ...
• (2020-09-10)
The fundamental objective of this thesis is to introduce a methodology to design self-assembling, stimuli-responsive, protein-dendron conjugates. The research during my doctoral study was mainly focused on designing a ...
• (2020-01-30)
Microtubules (MTs) and MT associated proteins form an essential component of the eukaryotic cytoskeleton. Asters are radial arrays of MTs, involved in vital cellular processes such as spindle assembly,chromosome segregation, ...
• (2020-09-07)
Proteins interact with one another and other biomolecules to carry out their function. These interactions are mediated via residues on surfaces of proteins and other biomolecules. In this thesis, we studied both protein-protein ...
• (2020-05-22)
As every smooth manifold can be smoothly triangulated so triangulations are a useful tool to combinatorially study manifolds. It is known that any two smooth triangulations of a manifold are related by a finite sequence ...
• (2020-08-27)
Over the last two decades, backbone homologated α-amino acids such as β- and -amino acids have been extensively explored as building blocks to design various types of functional foldamers. In contrast to the β- and ...
• (2020-03-23)
Ultracold quantum gases have thrived as an interdisciplinary field of condensed matter physics, quantum optics, atomic and molecular physics. It boasts set-ups with precisely controllable and highly tuneable interaction ...
• (2020-03)
This thesis discusses original works done by Mr. Kingshuk Roy on designing unique and novel anode materials for Li-ion batteries. The overall thesis is divided into four chapters and ends with an appendix. The first chapter ...
• (2020-02-14)
A2B2O7 oxides (where A3+ is a rare-earth and B4+ a transition-metal ion) crystallizing with the cubic pyrochlore structure are well-known three-dimensional spin frustrated systems. The source of frustration in these ...
• (2020-08)
Phenotypic plasticity enables plants to cope with ever-changing environmental conditions. This often involves regulated gene expression mediated by chromatin modifiers, such as Polycomb (PcG) and Trithorax (TrxG) group ...
• (2020-01)
The thesis is comprised of two components. The first part deals with studies on peptide nucleic acids (PNA) which are conjugated to triantennary N- acetyl galactosamine (GalNAc) for targeted delivery to hepatocytes via ...
• (2020-01)
Multifunctional materials displaying ferroelectricity are very attractive for their utility in high-technique applications in the areas of energy and electronics. Traditionally inorganic ceramic oxides are employed as ...
• (2020-04)
Chiral Metal-organic supramolecular architectures have received much attention due to their unique and fascinating structures and material applications. These have been useful in various fields of research such as chiral ...
• (2020-04)
Nature has evolved to make a diverse set of protein architectures to perform the complex fundamental life processes such as transcription, translation, catalysis, metabolism, and transport. These naturally occurring protein ...
• (Dept. of Physics, 2020-07)
The chromosome, a long polymer ($\sim 2$m in the human cell and $\sim 1$mm in a bacterial cell), consists of all the genetic information and is packed $\sim 1000$ fold inside the nucleus (in a human cell) or in the bacterial ...
• (Dept. of Biology, 2018-05)
• (Dept. of Physics, 2018-06)
This thesis examines the symmetries in gravity and supergravity in four dimensions in the light-cone gauge. The initial focus of the thesis is revisiting pure gravity in four dimensions in the light-cone gauge. We describe ...
• (Chemistry, 2020-07)
Effects of Nucleoside and PNA Conjugation on Self-assembly of Diphenylalanine (Phe-Phe) The thesis entitled “Effects of Nucleoside and PNA Conjugation on Self-assembly of Diphenylalanine (Phe-Phe)” is comprised of studies ...
• (Dept. of Chemistry, 2020-03)
This thesis presents modeling and simulations on absorbents for carbon dioxide capture and electrolytes for Li+/Na+ ion batteries. In the first part of the thesis, Lysine amino acid based Ionic Liquids (IL) and Salts ...
• (Dept. of Biology, 2020-04)
Plasmodium falciparum has evolved resistance to almost all front-line drugs including artemisinins, which threatens malaria control and elimination strategies. Oxidative stress and protein damage responses have emerged as ...