Dr. Kaushik Pal

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Microscopy
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Chemical Biology
  • Mechanobiology
  • Supramolecular Chemistry


  • Post-Doc.: Associate Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA (2022-2023).
  • Post-Doc.: Associate at Iowa State University, USA (2018-2022).
  • Ph.D.: IISER Bhopal, India, 2018
  • M.Sc: Visva Bharati, India (Chemistry, Physical Chemistry Specialization), 2012.
  • B.Sc: Visva Bharati, India (Chemistry Honours), 2010.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, IIT Tirupati (July 2023-till date)
  • Postdoctoral Associate Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA (2022-2023)
  • Postdoctoral Associate at Iowa State University, USA (2018-2022).

Latest Publications

  • Kaushik Pal, Ying Tu, Xuefeng Wang, Single-Molecule Force Imaging Reveals That Podosome Formation Requires No Extracellular Integrin-Ligand Tensions or Interactions, ACS Nano, 16, 2022, 2481.
  • Kaushik Pal, Yuanchang Zhao, Yongliang Wang, Xuefeng Wang, Ubiquitous membrane-bound dnase activity in podosomes and invadopodia, J. Cell Biol., 220, 2021, e202008079.
  • Yuanchang Zhao, Kaushik Pal, Ying Tu, Xuefeng Wang, Cellular force nanoscopy with 50 nm resolution based on integrin molecular tension imaging and localization, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 142, 2020, 6930.
  • Kaushik Pal, Vikas Sharma, Dhananjaya Sahoo, Nilotpal Kapuria, Apurba L. Koner, Large Stokes-shifted NIR emission from nanospace-induced aggregation of perylenemonoimide doped polymer nanoparticle: imaging of folate receptor expression, Chem. Commun., 54, 2018, 523.
  • Kaushik Pal, Apurba L. Koner, Rationally Designed solvatochromic fluorescent indoline derivatives for probing mitochondrial environment, Chem. Eur. J., 23, 2017, 8610

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