Oklahoma State University

DR. smita mohanty





  • B.S. in Chemistry, Utkal University, Orissa, India, 1981
  • M.S. in Chemistry, Univeristy of Delhi, Delhi, India, 1983
  • Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi, India, 1988


Professional Training

  • Postdoctoral Training, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1991
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, 1997


Positions Held

  • 2011-2014 (Tenured): Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Auburn University, AL
  • 2005- 2011 (tenure-track): Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Auburn University, AL.
  • 1999 -2005: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, State University of New York at Stony Brook (Stony Brook University), NY


Awards and Professional Activities

PECASE (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers)

Award from President Clinton - 2000


POWRE award from NSF-October 2000


  • Executive Editor, Biochemistry & Physiology: Open Access (2011-Present).


  • Editor of a Special Issue on Structure-Function Studies of Protein, Biochemistry &Physiology


  • Editorial Article for the Special Issue: Structure and Function of Protein, Smita Mohanty,

Biochem Physiol, S2:e001. doi: 10.4172/2168-9652.S2-e001 (2013).

  • Editorial Board Member, JSciMed Chemistry, 2013


  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Metabolomics & Systems Biology, Open Access, 2013



Research Interests:

  • Structure-function studeis of both membrane and soluble protiens having critical biological function
  • High-resolution NMR spectroscopy and protien crystallography for protien structure determination
  • Computational chemistry for modelling, docking and small molecule library screening
  • Protien-ligand interaction studies by biochemical and biophysical methods
  • Molecular Biology including cloning and mutagenesis


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Biochemistry, Structural Biology, Molecular Biology, and Computational Chemistry:

Cloning, expression, purification and 3-dimensional structure determination of proteins by NMR and X-ray crystallography, mutagenesis and functional studies of proteins involved in cancer, various signaling pathways and many diseases.