Srijit Mukherjee

3rd  year Physical Chemistry Graduate Student

Integrated Bachelor and Master of Sciences, IISER Mohali, India

Light matter interactions in biological media provide great insight into molecular events that give us information about largely unknown or unaccounted phenomena. Using methods in spectroscopy and employing ideas of chemical physics, one can gain significant insight into the dynamics of such systems. Red Fluorescent Proteins (RFPs) have been an area of active research and their photo-physics has been of phenomenal interest. The dynamics of fluorescent and dark state conversion (DSC) make them great candidates for standard and super-resolution imaging. I am currently investigating different time and frequency domain spectroscopic techniques that can be used to understand and classify RFPs on the basis of DSC properties, so as to be incorporated on single molecule, ensemble and living in flow systems.