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

Arya, Gaurav, et al. “A structural perspective on the where, how, why, and what of nucleosome positioning.Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics, vol. 27, no. 6, June 2010, pp. 803–20. Epmc, doi:10.1080/07391102.2010.10508585. Full Text

Maitra, A., and G. Arya. “Model accounting for the effects of pulling-device stiffness in the analyses of single-molecule force measurements.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 104, no. 10, Mar. 2010. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.108301. Full Text

Meluzzi, Dario, et al. “Biophysics of knotting.Annual Review of Biophysics, vol. 39, Jan. 2010, pp. 349–66. Epmc, doi:10.1146/annurev.biophys.093008.131412. Full Text

Arya, G. “Energetic and entropic forces governing the attraction between polyelectrolyte-grafted colloids.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 113, no. 48, Dec. 2009, pp. 15760–70. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp908007z. Full Text

Grigoryev, Sergei A., et al. “Evidence for heteromorphic chromatin fibers from analysis of nucleosome interactions.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 106, no. 32, Aug. 2009, pp. 13317–22. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.0903280106. Full Text

Arya, Gaurav, and Tamar Schlick. “A tale of tails: how histone tails mediate chromatin compaction in different salt and linker histone environments.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, vol. 113, no. 16, Apr. 2009, pp. 4045–59. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp810375d. Full Text

Hehmeyer, Owen J., et al. “Monte Carlo simulation and molecular theory of tethered polyelectrolytes.The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 126, no. 24, June 2007, p. 244902. Epmc, doi:10.1063/1.2747600. Full Text

Arya, Gaurav, and Tamar Schlick. “Efficient global biopolymer sampling with end-transfer configurational bias Monte Carlo.The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 126, no. 4, Jan. 2007, p. 044107. Epmc, doi:10.1063/1.2428305. Full Text

Arya, Gaurav, and Tamar Schlick. “Role of histone tails in chromatin folding revealed by a mesoscopic oligonucleosome model.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 103, no. 44, Oct. 2006, pp. 16236–41. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.0604817103. Full Text

Arya, Gaurav, et al. “Flexible histone tails in a new mesoscopic oligonucleosome model.Biophysical Journal, vol. 91, no. 1, July 2006, pp. 133–50. Epmc, doi:10.1529/biophysj.106.083006. Full Text