Perry Research Group
Dr. Priyanka

Dr. Priyanka (she/her)

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: fpriyanka@umass.edu

Office Address:

N585 Life Sciences Laboratory
240 Thatcher Road
Amherst, MA 01003

Mailing Address:

159 Goessmann Laboratory
686 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003

Education

2020 Ph.D. School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
2011 Master of Science in Physics, Jamia Milia Islamia University, India
2012 Bachelors of Education, Maharishi Dayanand, India
2009 Bachelors of Science in Physics, Delhi University, India

Biographical Statement

Priyanka received her Ph.D. degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India on the topic Hierarchical self-assembly, interpolymer complex formation and phase states in biopolymeric soft matter systems in 2020. Her research work focus on the study of intermolecular interactions and structural property associated with inter-molecular complex formation leading to different phase state like coacervate and hydrogel.

Recently joined the labs of Prof. Perry and Prof. Schiffman jointly as a Postdoctoral Associate. Her work mainly focuses on complex coacervation strategies to saften fungicides.

Publications

  1. Priyanka Kaushik and H.B. Bohidar, "Ubiquity of Complex Coacervation Between DNA and Protein in Aqueous Medium," Soft Matter, (2020) 16, 9525-9533. [PDF]
  2. Priyanka Kaushik, K. Rawat, H. B. Bohidar, "Heat-induced Coacervation of Elastin and its Possible Thermo-reversibility," Colloid and Polymer Science, (2019) 297, 947-956. [PDF]
  3. Priyanka Kaushik, E. Priyadarshini, K. Rawat, R. Paulraj, H.B. Bohidar, "pH Responsive Doxorubucin Loaded Zein-Pectin Hydrogel as Effective Site-specific Anti-cancerous Substrate," International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, (2019) 152, 1027-1037. [PDF]
  4. Priyanka Kaushik, K. Rawat, V.K. Aswal, J. Kohlbrecher, H.B. Bohidar, “Fluorescent Complex Coacervates of Agar and in situ formed Zein Nanoparticles: Role of Electrostatic Forces,” Carbohydrate Polymers, (2019) 224, 115150. [PDF]
  5. P.K. Pandey, Priyanka Kaushik, K. Rawat, H. B. Bohidar, "Effect of Organic and Inorganic Salt Environment on the Complex Coacervation of in situ formed Protein Nanoparticles and DNA," International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, (2019) 122, 1290-1296. [PDF]
  6. Priyanka Kaushik, K. Rawat, V.K. Aswal, J. Kohlbrecher, H.B. Bohidar, "Mixing Ratio Dependent Complex Coacervation Versus Bicontinuous Gelation of Pectin with in situ formed Zein Nanoparticles," Soft Matter, (2018) 14(31), 6463-6475. [PDF]
  7. P.K. Pandey, Priyanka Kaushik, K. Rawat, V.K. Aswal, H.B. Bohidar, "Solvent Hydrophobicity Induced Complex Coacervation of dsDNA and in situ Formed Zein Nanoparticles," Soft Matter, (2017) 13(38), 6784-6791. [PDF]
  8. N. Pawar, Priyanka Kaushik, H.B. Bohidar, "Hydrophobic Hydration and Anomalous Diffusion of Elastin in an Ethanolic Solution," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, (2017) 19(21), 13994-14000. [PDF]

Honors and Awards

2020 Invited talk Prof. Christiane A. Helm group, University of Greifswald, Germany
2016-2020 Senior research fellowship from University Grants Commission, India
2019 Travel grant for PTPPS19
2014-2016 Junior Research fellowship from University Grants Commission, India
2014 Qualified GATE and NET
2005 Qualified National Mathematics Olympiad
2003 Qualified National Mathematics Olympiad