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In preparation/submitted preprints

  • A. Mahajan, F. Ratti, B. Wang, H. El-Samad, J. H. Kaufman and V. Gopalakrishnan (2023). Macroscopic analyses of RNA-Seq data to reveal chromatin modifications in aging and disease.

  • A. Mahajan, L. Scotzniovsky, M. J. Shelley and D. Saintillan (2023). Hydrodynamics induced loop extrusion of DNA.

    Peer-reviewed articles (contact me if you can't access a specific paper)

  • C. Li, B. Chakrabarti, P. Castilla, A. Mahajan and D. Saintillan (2023). Chemomechanical model of sperm locomotion reveals two modes of swimming. Editor suggestion, Phys Rev Fluids. (In News: UC San Diego Today )

  • A. Mahajan, W. Yan, A. Zidovska, D. Saintillan and M. J. Shelley (2022). Euchromatin activity enhances segregation and compaction of heterochromatin in the cell nucleus. Phys Rev X. (In News:,

  • A. Mahajan and D. Saintillan (2022). Self-induced hydrodynamic coil-stretch transition of active polymers. Phys Rev E..

  • M. Alam, A. Mahajan and D. Shivanna (2015). On Knudsen-minimum effect and temperature bimodality in a dilute granular Poiseuille flow. Journal of Fluid Mechanics.


  • PhD: From nano to micro: activity-driven self-organization of interphase chromatin, University of California San Diego, 2021. [reprint]

  • Masters: Two problems on driven granular matter: Poiseuille and Taylor-Couette flows, Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, 2016. [reprint]