UC San Diego Materials Science and Engineering


Gaurav  Arya

Gaurav Arya

Associate Professor



Phone: 858-822-5542

Statistical Mechanics, Molecular Simulation, Applied Mathematics.

Professor Arya is interested in using computational and theoretical tools to provide fundamental insights into the mechanism of gene regulation. Specifically, we are interested in chromatin folding and regulation via histone modifications, RNA folding and design, and DNA-binding protein transport. At the same time, we are also interested in molecular engineering of therapeutics based on gene regulation principles.

Gaurav Arya received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 2003. He did his postdoctoral research at Princeton University and held an Assistant Research Scientist position at New York University before joining UCSD in 2007. His research interests are in development and application of theoretical and computational methods to elucidate fundamental mechanisms of gene regulation related to chromatin regulation, protein-DNA recognition, and RNA interference and to aid in the rational design of biomolecules and nanosystems.