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Dr. Ashok Garai
Dr.
Post Doctoral Fellow

P.O.Box 750 561 28725 Bremen Germany

Email: 
a.garai [at] jacobs-university.de
Office: 
Room No: 83, Research Lab III
Research Interests: 

I am a 'Theoretical Physicist'. My research interests are statistical physics, non-equilibrium statistical physics, and biophysics. I have developed theoretical models of different molecular motors, e.g. KIF1A (single headed kinesin molecular motor), helicase, ribosome and chromatin remodeling enzymes, along with their detailed mechano-chemical cycle to determine their single motor properties and collective behaviours. My current research interest is to study stochastic properties of different networks.

Publications: 

1. Intra-cellular transport by single-headed kinesin KIF1A: effects of single motor mechano-chemistry and steric interactions, Physical Review E (APS, USA) 75, 041905 (2007). 2. Traffic of single-headed motor proteins KIF1A: effects of lane changing, Physical Review E: Rapid Communications (APS, USA) 77, 050902 (R), 2008. 3. Intra-cellular traffic: bio-molecular motors on filamentary tracks, European Physical Journal B (Springer) 64, 593 (2008). 4. A two-state model for helicase translocation and unwinding of nucleic acids, Physical Review E (APS, USA) 77, 061910 (2008). 5. From CA to gene expression: machines and mechanisms Proc. Of the 8th international conference on Cellular Automata for Research and Industry, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS 5191), 1, 2008 (Springer). 6. Fluctuations in protein synthesis from a single RNA template: stochastic kinetics of ribosomes, Physical Review E (APS, USA) 79, 011916 (2009). 7. Stochastic kinetics of ribosomes: single motor properties and collective behavior, Physical Review E (APS, USA) 80, 011908 (2009). 8. Stochastic kinetics of single head motor protein KIF1A (submitted).