Mohit Chawla, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Scientist


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