Faculty, Para-academics and Staff

Dr. Subrata Banerjee

Designation Professor, Head of Dept. of Biomedical Science & Technology, School of Biological Sciences, RKMVERI

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Previously Former Professor – H & HOD Biophysics & Structural Genomics Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
Education Ph.D.(Sc.), University of Calcutta, 1991
Expertise Cellular metabolism, Mitochondrial dynamics
Research Interests Crosstalk between proliferation and differentiation in haemetopoiesis and carcinogenesis
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Dr. Rukhsana Chowdhury

Designation Professor, School of Biological Sciences, RKMVERI

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Previously Chief Scientist (Retired), Infectious Diseases and Immunology Division, CSIR
Education Ph.D in Biochemistry, 1989, University of Calcutta, India
Expertise Infectious Diseases, Immunology
Research Interests Infectious Diseases, Genetic regulation of bacterial pathogenesis, Microbiome
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Dr. Abhijit Chakrabarti

Designation Professor, School of Biological Sciences, RKMVERI

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Previously Senior Professor, Crystallography & Molecular Biology Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
Education PhD in Biochemistry, 1990, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Research Interests Membrane Biophysics, Protein Aggregation, Pharmacological Chaperones
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Dr. Kunal Sikder

Designation Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, RKMVERI

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Education Ph.D. in Physiology from Calcutta University, Kolkata

Post-doc: Center for Translational Medicine, Dept. of Medicine (Thomas Jefferson University, United States)

Research Interests
  • Cellular stress pathways and intra-cellular communications in cardiomyopathies
  • Immuno-genetics of autoimmune disorders

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Dr. Arnab Basu

Designation DBT Ramalingaswami Fellow, Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, RKMVERI

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Education Ph.D. (Biochemistry), University of Calcutta and Department of Microbiology, Bose Institute, India.
Post-doctoral fellow, Chemical Sciences Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, India.
Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO-63104, USA
Research Interests
  • Regulation of bacterial growth and pathogenesis
  • Genetic analysis of antibiotic resistance
  • Nanomedicine as modern therapeutics

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Dr. Pushkar Malakar

Designation Ramanujan Fellow, Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, RKMVERI

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Education Ph. D. in Biochemistry and Microbiology, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India
Research Interests Functions of lncRNAs in pathological conditions, Altered hepatic glucose metabolism in diabetes and cancer, Alternative splicing in glucose metabolism in diabetic complications

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Dr. Dipak Manna

Designation Ramalingaswami Fellow, Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, RKMVERI

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Education Ph. D. in Molecular and Cell Biology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Research Interests
  • Developmental studies of protozoan parasite Entamoeba
  • Transcription regulation in stress response
  • Development of rapid, low-cost, point-of-care diagnostic kit for Entamoeba
  • Development of an alternative method for introducing plasmid DNA into Entamoeba

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Dr. Arkadeb Dutta

Designation Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences and Department of Sports Science & Yoga, RKMVERI

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Education PhD (Physiology), Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences, DRDO, Delhi 2009
Research Interests
  • Neurophysiology of Chronic Pain and its Management in Musculoskeletal Disorders.
  • Mind-Body Interventions in Neuroplasticity – in Development and Rehabilitation.
  • Cognition and Emotional Control in Sports.
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Dr. Subhadip Paul

Designation Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences and Department of Sports Science & Yoga, RKMVERI

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Education Ph.D (Computational Neuroscience), National Brain Research Centre (Department of Biotechnology Institute, Govt. of India), Gurgaon, India
Research Interests
  • Investigation of the organization principles of the structural and functional networks of the human brain in health and diseases using computational modeling of large-scale brain-imaging signals.
  • Understanding the genetic signatures underlying neuroimaging-based structural and functional phenotypes of the human brain.
  • Development of multi-modal brain-imaging data analysis methods/tools for diagnosis of brain diseases.
  • Understanding the relationship between the structural/ functional brain network organization principles and human cognition/ behavior.
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Br. Manashdeep

Designation Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, RKMVERI

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Education Ph. D. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Tezpur University, India
National Post Doctoral Fellowship, CSIR-CLRI, Chennai
Research Interests Translational Science, Wound healing, Nano-Biotechnology, Microbiology, Environmental Biotechnology
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Visiting Faculty

Dr. Debasis Bandyopadhyay (Banerjee)

Designation Visiting Professor, School of Biological Sciences, RKMVERI

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Previously Ex-Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan
Education MD (Pathology) – Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
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Guest Faculty

Name Institution Area of Teaching
Prof. Rinini Dastidar, PhD in Biochemistry Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan Clinical Biochemistry
Dr. Ajitesh Roy, MD DM Endocrinology RKM Seva Pratishthan Diabetes and other endocrine disorders
Dr. Poulami Mukherjee, MD Microbiology RKM Seva Pratishthan, Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences Virus and viral diseases
Dr. Prabudhha Mukherjee, MBBS DNB Dept. of Medicine, RKM Seva Pratishthan, Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences Nosocomial infections
Prof. (Dr.) Soumitra Kumar, MD DM Dept. of Cardiology Various aspects of Cardiovascular diseases

Staff

  1. Rajesh Naskar