Suvranta Tripathy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics
Suvranta Tripathy
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Natural Sciences

Teaching Areas:


Research Areas:

Biophysics, Semiconductor Optics

Biography and Education

I am an experimental biophysicist specialized in Semiconductor Optics and Mechanobiology. My current research in the field of single-molecule biophysics coupled with quantitative biology uses a combination of biophysical, biochemical, and cell biological approaches to understand the fundamental properties of biological proteins such as molecular motors and their interactions in various biological processes such as long distance transportation and cell division.

Selected Publications

  • The sodium proton exchanger NHE9 regulates phagosome maturation and bactericidal activity in macrophages,  Journal of Biological Chemistry, Volume 298, Issue 8, 102150, (2022)
  • Ultrafast Force-Clamp Spectroscopy of Microtubule-Binding Proteins. In: Gennerich, A. (eds) Optical Tweezers. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 2478. Humana, New York, NY (2022)
  • Heterogeneity in kinesin function; Traffic; 18:658–671 (2017)
  • CENP-E Drives Polar Chromosome Congression by Moving on Detyrosinated Microtubules; Science, Vol. 348 no. 6236 pp. 799-803 (2015)
  • Autoregulatory Mechanism for Dynactin Control of Processive and Diffusive Dynein Transport; Nature Cell Biology, 16, 1192–1201 (2014)
  • Calibration of Optical Tweezers for in Vivo Force Measurements: How do Different Approaches Compare?; Biophysical journal 107 (6), 1474-1484 (2014)
  • Isolation and Purification of Kinesin from Drosophila Embryos; J. Vis. Exp. (62), e3501, DOI: 10.3791/3501 (2012)
  • Phase Coherent Photorefractivity in ZnSe Single Quantum Wells; Phys. Rev. Lett, v 94, p.147402 (2005)

Awards and Recognition

  • College of Science and Mathematics Faculty Research Grant, University of West-Georgia (2019)
  • Student Research Assistant Program Grant, University of West-Georgia (2019)
  • University Research Summer Fellowship (URC), University of Cincinnati (2003, 2004)
  • Odisha State Government Scholarship for Higher Education, India (1997-1999)
  • Statewide Third Position in Bachelor of Science, with Distinction, Odisha, India (1997)