Swapan Jain

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Primary Academic Program: Science, Technology, and Society

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Chemistry

Academic Expertise: Chemistry

Area of Specialization: Biochemistry


B.S., Kennesaw State University; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology. Postdoctoral associate, Boston University. Recipient, Best Thesis Award, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Georgia Tech (2007); postdoctoral fellowship, Center of Excellence, Boston University (2006). Area of specialization: nucleic acids. Articles in Journal of the American Chemical Society and Angewandte Chimie Internationale Edition; papers in Journal of Chemical Society, Nucleic Acids Research, Angewandte Chemie, others. At Bard since 2009.


  • Research Interests: Structure of nucleic acids; Interaction of drugs with DNA and RNA; RNA regulation
  • Teaching Interests: General Chemistry; Biochemistry; Biophysical Chemistry; Structure of Biological Macromolecules; Origins of Life
  • Other Interests: Classroom demonstrations of scientific principles; Cooking


Phone: 845-752-2354
Website: http://sites.google.com/site/swapanjain
E-mail: sjain@bard.edu