Mohit Chawla

PhD Students

Research Interests

Molecular modeling, Quantum chemical studies of molecular interactions in nucleic acids, Structural studies of functional RNA molecules (Ribosome, Ribozyme and Riboswitch)

Selected Publications

  • Higher order structural effects stabilizing the reverse Watson-Crick Guanine-Cytosine base pair in functional RNAs
    M. Chawla, S. Abdel-Azeim, R. Oliva, L. Cavallo
    Nucl. Acids. Res., 42 (2): 714-726, (2014)
  • Protonation of base pairs in RNA: Context analysis and Quantum chemical investigations of their geometries and stabilities
    M. Chawla, P. Sharma, S. Halder, D. Bhattacharyya, and A. Mitra
    J. Phys. Chem. B 115(6): 1469-1484, (2011)
  • On the role of Hoogsteen:Hoogsteen interactions in RNA: Ab initio investigations of structures and Energies
    P. Sharma, M. Chawla, S. Sharma, and A. Mitra
    RNA. 16:942-957, (2010)
  • Modeling the noncovalent interactions at the metabolite binding site in purine riboswitches
    S. Sharma, M. Chawla, and A. Mitra
    J. Mol. Model. 15:633-649, (2009)

KAUST Affiliations

KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Catalysis RNA molecules