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Areas of Interest

  • Bionanotechnology with an emphasis on DNA nanotechnology.
  • Synthesis and functionalization of nanomaterials.
  • Cancer nanotechnology and cancer imaging in vivo and in vitro.
  • Stimuli responsive nanomaterials for biosensing.


    08/2018-Present- Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology- Bhilai

    03/2015-08/2018-Post-doctoral Research Fellow with Dr. Moritz Kircher, Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.

    02/2013-02/2015- Post-doctoral Research Fellow with Dr. Oleg Gang, Center for Advanced Functional Materials at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Columbia University, NY.

    07/2008-12/2012-Ph. D. with Prof. Yan Liu and Prof. Hao Yan, Department of Chemistry, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

    2008-Master of Science in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Thesis advisor: Prof. V. Chandrasekhar.


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Rational Design of DNA-encoded Fluorescence-Raman Bimodal Nanoprobes for Cancer Imaging and Therapy. Suchetan Pal, Angana Ray, Chrysafis Andreou, Yadong Zhou, Tatini Rakshit, Marek Wlodarczyk, Ricardo Toledo-crow, Naxhije Berisha, Jiang Yang, Hsiao-Ting Hsu, Anton Oseledchyk, Jagannath Mondal, Shengli Zou, Moritz Kircher. Nature Communications.

MUC1 aptamer targeted SERS nanoprobes. Suchetan Pal, Stefan Harmsen, Anton Oseledchyk, Hsiao-Ting Hsu, Moritz Kircher. Advanced Functional Materials 2017, 27(32), 1606632.

Programming transformations of nanoparticle superlattices. Yugang Zhang, Suchetan Pal, Babji Srinivasan, Thi Vo, Venkat Venkatasubramanian, Sanat Kumar, Oleg Gang, Nature Materials, 2015, 14, 840-847.

Stoichiometric control of DNA-grafted colloid self-assembly. Thi Vo, Venkat Venkatasubramanian, Sanat Kumar, Babji Srinivasan, Suchetan Pal, Yugang Zhang, Oleg Gang, PNAS,2015, 112, 4982-4987.

Dynamic tuning of DNA-nanoparticle superlattices by molecular intercalation of double helix. Suchetan Pal, Yugang Zhang, Sanat Kumar, Oleg Gang, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 4030–4033.

Hierarchical assembly of plasmonic nanostructures using virus capsid scaffolds on DNA origami templates. Debin Wang, Stacy Capehart, Suchetan Pal, Minghui Liu, Lei Zhang, P. James Schuck, Yan Liu, Hao Yan, Matthew B. Francis, James J. De Yoreo, ACS Nano, 2014, 8 (8), 7896-7904. (I.F. 13.9)

Quantum efficiency modification of organic fluorophores using gold nanoparticles on DNA origami scaffolds. Suchetan Pal, Palash Dutta,Haining Wang, Shengli Zou, Hao Yan, Yan Liu, J. Phys. Chem. C. 2013, 117(24), 12735-12744.

DNA functionalization of colloidal II–VI semiconductor nanowires for multiplex nanoheterostructures. Zhengtao Deng, Suchetan Pal, Anirban Samanta, Hao Yan, Yan Liu. Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 2234-2240.

DNA gridiron nanostructures based on four-arm junctions. Dongran Han, Suchetan Pal, Yang Yang, Suoxing Jiang, Jeanette Nangreave, Yan Liu, Hao Yan, Science2013, 339, 1412-1215.

DNA directed self-assembly of anisotropic plasmonic nanostructures. Suchetan Pal, Zhengtao Deng, Haining Wang, Shengli Zou, Yan Liu, Hao Yan, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 17606–17609.

Site specific synthesis and in-situ immobilization of fluorescent silver nanoclusters on DNA nanoscaffolds using Tollens reaction. Suchetan Pal, Reji Varghese, Zhengtao Deng, Zhao Zhao, Ashok Kumar, Hao Yan, Yan Liu, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 4176 –4179. (I.F. 11.99)

DNA origami with complex curvatures in three-dimensional space. Dongran Han, Suchetan Pal, Jeanette Nangreave, Zhengtao Deng, Yan Liu, Hao Yan, Science. 2011, 332, 342-346.

Folding and cutting DNA into reconfigurable topological nanostructures. Dongran Han, Suchetan Pal, Yan Liu, Hao Yan,Nat. Nanotech. 2010, 5, 712-717.

DNA origami directed self-assembly of discrete silver nanoparticle architectures. Suchetan Pal, Zhengtao Deng, Baoquan Ding, Hao Yan, Yan Liu, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 2700-2704.

Stable silver nanoparticle-DNA conjugates for directed self-assembly of core-satellite silver-gold nanoclusters. Suchetan Pal, Jaswinder Sharma, Hao Yan and Yan Liu, Chem Commun 2009, 40, 6059-6061.

A bimetallic pillared-layer metal–organic coordination framework with a 3D biporous structure. Tapas Kumar Maji, Suchetan Pal, K. L Gurunatha, A. Govindaraj and C. N. R. Rao, Dalton Trans., 2009, 23, 4426 – 4428.

Construction of bi-functional inorganic–organic hybrid nanocomposites. Suchetan Pal, Dinesh Jagadeesan, K. L. Gurunatha, M. Eswaramoorthy and Tapas Kumar Maji, J. Mater. Chem., 2008, 18, 5448 – 5451.

Book Chapters and Reviews:

Molecular imaging in nanotechnology and theranostics. Chrysafis Andreou, Suchetan Pal, Lara Rotter, Jiang Yang, Moritz Kircher. Molecular Imaging and Biology. 2017,19, 363.

DNA-based nanoscale self-assembly. Wenyan Liu, Yugang Zhang, Suchetan Pal, Oleg Gang. Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi". Volume 193: Soft Matter Self-Assembly. Pages: 331-382. DOI: 10.3254/978-1-61499-662-0-331.

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