Nikhil Malvankar

Assistant Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Departments & Organizations

Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

CPIRT - Pulmonary Infection Research and Treatment

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Quantitative Biology, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BQBS) | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Yale Microbial Sciences Institute


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

  • Career Award at the Scientific InterfaceBurroughs Wellcome Fund (2015)

Professional Service

  • Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research (2015 - Present)

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory, Center for Functional Nanomaterials (2013 - Present)

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Contact Info

Nikhil Malvankar
Mailing Address
Molecular Biophysics and BiochemistryMalvankar lab, Advance Biosciences Center (ABC)
300 Heffernan Drive

West Haven,, CT 06516

Curriculum Vitae

Research Image 1

Bacteria sprouts a web of nanowires

Research Image 2

Bacterial pili function as molecular nanowires