Dr. Ishita Mukerji is Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in the Molecular Biophysics Program, Wesleyan University. She received her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College in 1983 and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1990. After graduation, Dr. Mukerji worked in a NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship at Princeton University. Since 1994, she has been teaching and researching at Wesleyan University, investigating protein-DNA and protein-protein interactions using a variety of spectroscopic approaches. She has been honored with the National Science Foundation Career Development Award (CAREER 1995) and the Donaghue Investigator Award ( 2001). Dr. Mukerji is also actively involved in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, and the Biophysical Society.
Integration Host Factor (IHF) Dictates the Structure of Polyamine-DNA Condensates: Implications for the Role of IHF in the Compaction of Bacterial Chromatin, Biochemistry (2009)
Spectroscopic and Molecular Dynamics Evidence for a Sequential Mechanisms for the A-to-B Transition in DNA, Biophysical Journal (2008)
The A-to-B form transition has been examined in three DNA duplexes, d(CGCGAATTCGCG)2, d(CGCGAATTGCGC), and d(CGCAAATTTCGC),...
The Role of b93 Cys in the inhibition of Hb S Fiber Formation, Biophysical Chemistry (2007)
Effects of HU binding on the equilibrium cyclization of mismatched, curved and normal DNA, Biophysical Journal (2004)
HU Binding to Bent DNA: A Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer and Antisotropy Study, Biochemistry (2003)
HU, an architectural DNA-binding protein, either stabilizes DNA in a bent conformation or induces a...