Anirban Chakraborty

Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Rutgers University, 2013


I joined the Block lab in 2013. I am currently working with Arthur Meng to analyze RNA polymerase II mediated regulation of gene expression. 
I received my Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from Rutgers University in 2013. At Rutgers University, I worked under the supervision of Prof. Richard Ebright. For my graduate dissertation, I performed single-molecule fluorescence experiments to analyze bacterial RNA polymerase clamp conformation.
Prior to joining Rutgers University, from 2005-2007, I worked for as an Associate Scientist at AstraZeneca India Pvt. Ltd. There, I was involved in characterization and evaluation of potential drug targets against Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
In addition to single-molecule Biophysics, I enjoy photography, tennis and travelling.