Anirban Polley


Dr. Anirban Polley is a postdoctoral scientist and he joined O'Shaunessy's group since Sept, 2016. He did his B.Sc and M.Sc. in Physics in 2005 and 2007, respectively. He obtained a PhD from Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India in 2014. Dr. Polley’s work broadly deals with the physical and chemical properties of biomembranes. In particular, Dr. Polley explored the transbilayer coupling of lipids and proteins across an asymmetric bilayer membrane, using atomistic molecular dynamics during his PhD. In addition, Dr. Anirban Polley studied the active phase segregation of lipids at the cell surface, which is a nonequilibrium process driven by the interaction of specific lipids with dynamic cortical actomyosin, where both approaches, based on (i) Monte Carlo (MC) simulations and (ii) a phenomenological Landau-theory, using analytical and numerical methods have been used. Later, Dr. Anirban Polley did postdocs in Tampere University Technology, Finland and University of Chicago, USA, respectively and studied adhesive receptor proteinic composite lipid membrane using multiscale modelling. In the current group, Dr. Polley focused to understand the mechanism of synaptic fusion.