Kiran Kumari


PhD, IITB-Monash Research Academy


Academic profile


Welcome to Kiran’s webpage

I am a Post-doctoral fellow at Univertsity of Texas at Austin working in Prof. Dave Thirumalai’s lab. I have completed my PhD from IITB-Monash Research Academy, a joint PhD program with Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India and Monash University, Australia..

My research interests are in Polymer Physics and Chromatin Biology.

I have been studying how chromatin is organized in 3D, using computer simulations


  1. K. Kumari, J. R. Prakash, R. Padinhateeri, Heterogeneous interactions and polymer entropy decide organization and dynamics of chromatin domains, Biophysical Journal 121, 1-19, (2022) link

  2. K. Kumari, B. Duenweg, R. Padinhateeri, J. R. Prakash, Computing 3D chromatin configurations from contact probability maps by Inverse Brownian Dynamics, Biophys J. 118, 2193-2208 (2020), doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2020.02.017. link

  3. L. Sreekumar, K. Kumari, A. Bakshi, N Varshney, Bhagya C., Thimmappa, K. Guin, L. Narlikar, R. Padinhateeri, R. Siddharthan, K. Sanyal, Orc4 spatiotemporally stabilizes centromeric chromatin, Genome Research, 31, 607-621 (2021), doi: 10.1101/gr.265900.120. link

  4. A. Santra, K. Kumari, R. Padinhateeri, B. Duenweg, J. R. Prakash, Universality of the collapse transi- tion of sticky polymers, Soft Matter, 15, 7876-7887 (2019), doi: 10.1039/C9SM01361J. link