Faculty Profiles

Gaurav Arya
Associate Professor of Chemistry
144 Hudson Hall, Box 90300, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-5435



Assistant Research Scientist, New York University 2005 - 2007

Postdoc, Princeton University 2003 - 2005

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame 2003

B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology (India) 1998

delToro, Damian, et al. “Functional Dissection of a Viral DNA Packaging Machine's Walker B Motif..” Journal of Molecular Biology, Aug. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2019.08.012. Full Text

Meluzzi, Dario, and Gaurav Arya. “Computational approaches for inferring 3D conformations of chromatin from chromosome conformation capture data..” Methods (San Diego, Calif.), Aug. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.ymeth.2019.08.008. Full Text

Lee, Brian Hyun-Jong, and Gaurav Arya. “Orientational phase behavior of polymer-grafted nanocubes..” Nanoscale, vol. 11, no. 34, Aug. 2019, pp. 15939–57. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c9nr04859f. Full Text

Tang, Tsung-Yeh, et al. “Interfacial Assembly of Tunable Anisotropic Nanoparticle Architectures..” Acs Nano, vol. 13, no. 4, Apr. 2019, pp. 4111–23. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acsnano.8b08733. Full Text

Ortiz, David, et al. “Evidence that a catalytic glutamate and an 'Arginine Toggle' act in concert to mediate ATP hydrolysis and mechanochemical coupling in a viral DNA packaging motor..” Nucleic Acids Research, vol. 47, no. 3, Feb. 2019, pp. 1404–15. Epmc, doi:10.1093/nar/gky1217. Full Text

Villanueva, J. T., et al. “Nanofiber-Based Total Internal Reflection Microscopy for Characterizing Colloidal Systems at the Microscale.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 122, no. 38, Sept. 2018, pp. 22114–24. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b03167. Full Text

Marras, Alexander E., et al. “Cation-Activated Avidity for Rapid Reconfiguration of DNA Nanodevices..” Acs Nano, vol. 12, no. 9, Sept. 2018, pp. 9484–94. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acsnano.8b04817. Full Text

Hsu, Su-Wen, et al. “Colloidal Plasmonic Nanocomposites: From Fabrication to Optical Function..” Chemical Reviews, vol. 118, no. 6, Mar. 2018, pp. 3100–20. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00364. Full Text

Kilic, Sinan, et al. “Single-molecule FRET reveals multiscale chromatin dynamics modulated by HP1α..” Nature Communications, vol. 9, no. 1, Jan. 2018. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41467-017-02619-5. Full Text

Shi, Ze, et al. “Conformational Dynamics of Mechanically Compliant DNA Nanostructures from Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics Simulations..” Acs Nano, vol. 11, no. 5, May 2017, pp. 4617–30. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acsnano.7b00242. Full Text


Oswald, J., et al. “Molecular Dynamics (MD) and Coarse Grain Simulation of High Strain-Rate Elastomeric Polymers (HSREP): Molecular and Coarse-Grained Methods for Microstructure-Property Relations in HSREP.” Elastomeric Polymers with High Rate Sensitivity: Applications in Blast, Shockwave, and Penetration Mechanics, 2015, pp. 216–32. Scopus, doi:10.1016/B978-0-323-35400-4.00005-2. Full Text