I am a Ph.D. student in the Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences (MCIBS) program at the Pennsylvania State University. My research interest mainly lies in the field of understanding structure-function relationship of biomolecules. Therefore, my interest incorporates interdisciplinary fields of Structural Biology involving Cryo-EM and XRD, Biophysics, and Computational Biology. Coming from a town, which has a humid climate, I am interested in the research at the realm of both wet & dry–which I term as "humid"! 

I obtained my Bachelors and Masters degree (BS-MS) in Biological Sciences from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, India in 2022. Through my Master's thesis, I worked under Dr. Susmita Roy investigating the drug-mediated conformational changes in KRas–a protein involved in the Ras/Raf/MAPK pathway. I used Molecular Dynamics simulations and free-energy based enhanced sampling techniques (Metadynamics) to study the effects of the two drugs: Sotorasib and Adagrasib.


Saswat Kumar Mohanty

Ph.D. student

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences (MCIBS)

The Pennsylvania State University

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