Tuli Mukhopadhyay

Tuli Mukhopadhyay

Associate Professor, Biology

  • sumukhop@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-3686
  • Simon Hall 220C
  • Office Hours
    By Appointment Only


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Purdue University, 1999-2005
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, 1996-1999
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1996



Simon Hall 019
(812) 856-3633
Tuli Lab website


IU Trustees Teaching Award, 2013


Ever wonder how does a virus coordinate all the steps needed to make a new particle? Our lab studies the viral and host determinants required for alphavirus assembly and spread. Alphaviruses are arboviruses—they are transmitted from a mosquito to a vertebrate—so we focus on how the assembly determinants are conserved or differ in these two hosts. We use a variety of approaches to study assembly including viral and host genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, and structural biology. For details, see our lab website.

Research area



Ramsey J, Mukhopadhyay S. 2017. Disentangling the frames, the state of research on the alphavirus 6K and TF proteinsViruses9, 228.

Lazaro GR, Mukhopadhyay S, Hagan MF. 2017. Why enveloped viruses need cores—the contribution of a nucleocapsid core to viral budding. arXiv preprint arXiv:1706.04867.

Ramsey J, Renzi EC, Arnold RJ, Trinidad JC, Mukhopadhyay S. 2017. Palmitoylation of Sindbis virus TF protein regulates its plasma membrane localization and subsequent incorporation into virions. J Virol 91:e02000-16.

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