Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti

M.Sc. (C.U), Ph.D. (J.U)

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry

About me

Area of Research: Structural basis of recognition between biological molecules (both small molecules and macromolecules) using biophysical tools like spectroscopy and molecular modeling. Determination of the thermodynamic parameters of interaction and using these to probe the nature and driving forces for the association processes. Recent research interest is in the field of various aspects of water pollution, its impact on the sustainability of water bodies and effect on health and ecological balance among biotic and abiotic components.

Specialization: Pure Chemistry with Specialization in Physical Chemistry
Special Interest / Hobbies: Reading books, listening to music, watching movies and cooking.

Email id: sukanyalbc@gmail.com


  1. Interaction of Mithramycin and Chromomycin A3 with d(TAGCTAGCTA)2: Role of sugars in antibiotic DNA recognition. Sukanya Chakrabarti, Bhabatarak Bhattacharyya & Dipak Dasgupta, J.Phys.Chem.(B) (2002),106, 6947.

  2. Differential Interactions of antitumor antibiotics, Chromomycin A3 and Mithramycin, with d(TATGCATA)2 in the presence of Mg2+. Sukanya Chakrabarti, Md. Ayoub Mir & Dipak Dasgupta, Biopolymers (2001) 62, 131.

  3. Interactions of Chromomycin A3 and Mithramycin with the sequence d(TAGCTAGCTA)2. Sukanya Chakrabarti & Dipak Dasgupta, Ind. J. Biochem. Biophys. (2001), 38, 64.

  4. Structural basis of DNA recognition by anticancer antibiotics, Chromomycin A3 and Mithramycin: Roles of minor groove width and ligand flexibility. Sukanya Chakrabarti, Dhananjay Bhattacharyya & Dipak Dasgupta, Biopolymers (2000-2001), 56, 85.

  5. Role of Mg2+ in Chromomycin A3 DNA Interaction: A Molecular Modeling Study. Sukanya Chakrabarti, Dipak Dasgupta & Dhananjay Bhattacharyya, J. Biol. Phys. (2000), 26, 203.

  6. Role of Mg2+ in the interaction of anticancer antibiotic, Chromomycin A3 with DNA: Does neutral antibiotic bind DNA in absence of the metal ion? Sukanya Chakrabarti, Palok Aich, Dibyendu Sarker, Dhananjay Bhattacharyya & Dipak Dasgupta, J.Biomol.Struct.Dynam,(2000),18,209.

  7.  Interaction of the Antitumor Antibiotic Chromomycin A3 with Glutathione, a Sulfhydryl Agent and the effect upon its DNA Binding properties. Sukanya Chakrabarti, Pulak Roy & Dipak Dasgupta, Biochem. Pharmacol. (1998), 56,1471.