Assistant Professor

Dr Supravat Dey

Department of Physics


  1. Statistical Physics
  2. Soft-matter
  3. Biophysics



Calcutta University


IIT Bombay


IIT Bombay


  • Jan 2013 - Jan 2015 - Postdoctoral researcher - Institute for complex systems, Rome, Italy
  • Jan 2015 - Jul 2016 - Postdoctoral researcher - University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France
  • Oct 2016 - Mar 2018 - Postdoctoral researcher - Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, USA
  • Apr 2018 - Dec 2021 - Postdoctoral researcher - University of Delaware, Newark, USA

Research Interest

  • Computational modelling of collective behavior in active matter systems
  • Stochastic modelling of biological systems
  • Data analysis and inferences in collaboration with experimentalists.


  • Diverse role of decoys on emergence and precision of oscillations in a biomolecular clock, Supravat Dey, and Abhyudai Singh, in press, Biophysical Journal (2021).
  • Reduction in Gene Expression Noise by Targeted Decondensation of Gene Loci, LaTasha C.R. Fraser, Ryan Dikdan, Supravat Dey, Abhyudai Singh, and Sanjay Tyagi, PNAS, 118, e2018640118 (2021).
  • Noise suppression in stochastic genetic circuits using PID controllers, Saurabh Modi, Supravat Dey, and Abhyudai Singh, PLoS Comput. Biol., 17,e1009249 (2021).
  • Differences in mechanical properties lead to anomalous phase separation in a model cell co-culture, Supravat Dey, and Moumita Das, Soft Matter, 17, 1842 (2021).
  • Enhancement of gene expression noise from transcription factor binding to genomic decoy sites, Supravat Dey, Mohammad Soltani, and Abhyudai Singh, Scientific Reports, 10, 9126 (2020).
  • Optimum threshold minimizes noise in timing of intracellular events, Sherin Kannoly, Tianhui Gao, Supravat Dey, Ing-Nang Wang, Abhyudai Singh, and John J. Dennehy, iScience (Cell press) 23, 101186 (2020).
  • Coarsening in the Vicsek model of Active matter, Nisha Katyal, Supravat Dey, Dibyendu Das and Sanjay Puri, Eur. Phys. J. E 43: 10 (2020).
  • Kinetics of HTLV-1 reactivation from latency quantified by single-molecule RNA FISH and stochastic modelling, Michi Miura, Supravat Dey, Saumya Ramanayake, Abhyudai Singh, David Rueda, and Charles R. M. Bangham, PLoS Pathogen, 15, e1008164 (2019).
  • Active and Passive Transport of Cargo in a Corrugated Channel: A Lattice Model Study, Supravat Dey, Kevin Ching and Moumita Das, J. Chem. Phys. 148, 134907 (2018).
  • Role of spatial heterogeneity on the collective dynamics of cilia beating in a minimal 1D model, Supravat Dey, Gladys Massiera and Estelle Pitard, Phys. Rev. E 97, 012403 (2018).
  • Effect of transcription factor resource sharing on gene expression noise, Dipjyoti Das, Supravat Dey, Robert Brewster and Sandeep Choubey, PLoS Comput. Biol. 13, e1005491 (2017).
  • Short-range interactions versus long-range correlations in bird flocks, Andrea Cavagna, Lorenzo Del Castello, Supravat Dey, Irene Giardina, Stefania Melillo, Leonardo Parisi and Massimiliano Viale, Phys. Rev. E 92, 012705(2015).
  • Spatial structures and giant number fluctuations in models of active matter, Supravat Dey, Dibyendu Das and R. Rajesh, Phys. Rev. Lett 108, 238001 (2012).
  • Lattice models for ballistic aggregation in one dimension, Supravat Dey, Dibyendu Das and R. Rajesh, Europhys. Lett, 93, 44001 (2011).
  • Intrinsic noise induced resonance in presence of sub-threshold signal in Brusselator, Supravat Dey, Dibyendu Das, and P. Parmananda, Chaos 21, 033124 (2011).

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