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Nikhil Malvankar

Associate Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Contact Information

Nikhil Malvankar

Mailing Address

  • Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

    Malvankar lab, Advance Biosciences Center (ABC), 300 Heffernan Drive

    West Haven, CT 06516

    United States



Nikhil received M.S. in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and Ph.D in Physics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with Prof. Mark Tuominen. His graduate studies at the cellular level revealed that living cells show high electronic conductivity as well as large electron storage capacity due to extracellular proteins. His post-doctoral studies at the molecular level with Prof. Derek Lovley in the Microbiology department identified the protein architecture responsible for the conductivity.

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Career Award at the Scientific InterfaceBurroughs Wellcome Fund2015

Professional Service

Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research2015 - Present
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Center for Functional Nanomaterials2013 - Present

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