Deepika Das

Lecturer in Chemistry

Deepika Das is a lecturer in chemistry.  Her research interests are creating active learning environment in STEM classroom and protein-chemistry.


Dr. Das’s courses include Principles of Reactivity Lab and Macromolecules lecture and lab. She developed Macromolecules laboratory course. She is a participating faculty member in the Oxford Research Scholars program and works with undergraduate students in lab on development of experiments.


She received her B.Sc Honors degree in chemistry from Calcutta University, India in 2009 and M.Sc in chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India in 2011. Her Ph.D. work was in area of bioinorganic chemistry focused on mechanistic analysis of iron-sulfur cluster formation via enzymatic catalysis. . She received her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 2018. She joined the Oxford College in 2018.


BS| Calcutta University (India)| 2009

MS| IIT Madras (India)| 2011

PhD| Texas A&M University| 2018

Courses Taught

Principles of Reactivity




Mechanism of frataxin “bypass” in human iron-sulfur cluster biosynthesis with implications for Friedreich’s ataxia. Journal of Biological chemistry (2019)


 'Learning Biochemistry through Chemical Lens: Designing Rationale-driven STEM Laboratory Course' (poster) in Research on Teaching and Learning (ROTL) Summit 2019