*** Interested candidates for PhD and Postdoctoral Positions in my group may send their CV at: sghosh@iitj.ac.in

We are looking for RA/JRF for SERB funded project. Interested candidates can send their CV to Prof. Surajit Ghosh (sghosh@iitj.ac.in) within 30.11.20 For details, please find the attached file below.

Current Group Members:

Subhajit Ghosh, CSIR-SRF


 He has joined this group on May 6, 2014.

He has completed his B.Sc in Microbiology from Midnapore College (2009) and M.Sc in Microbiology from Midnapore College (2011).

Email: subhajitmicro@gmail.com

Varsha Gupta, DST-INSPIRE Fellow (SRF)


I have completed my Bachelor's in Biotechnology from St. Columba's College, (2012)   and Master's from Vinoba Bhave University,(2014) Hazaribagh, Jharkhand. I joined the SG group in April 2016. My wide area of interest involves the study of effect of Imidazole based small molecules in neuronal differentiation through various signaling pathways using various in vitro assays. 

Email: guptavarsha401@gmail.com


Tanushree Mahata, CSIR-SRF



 I have completed my B.Sc in Chemistry from Bankura Christian College, (2012) and M.Sc in Chemistry from Burdwan University (2014). I have joined SG group on July 4, 2016.

Email: tanushreemahata98@gmail.com

Juhee Khan, DST-INSPIRE Fellow (SRF)


I did my B.Sc in Biotechnology from G. I. C. T. S College, Jiwaji University (2011) and Masters in Neuroscience from S.O.S. in Neuroscience, Jiwaji University, Gwalior (2014).I have joined SG group in December 2016 with DST- INSPIRE fellowship. My area of research involves the study of mechanism of small molecules against oxidative stress generated in various Neurological disorders. She has joined this group on December 6, 2016.

Email: juheekhan10@gmail.com

Prabir Kumar Gharai, CSIR-SRF


I have completed my B.Sc in chemistry and M.Sc in Inorganic chemistry from Vidyasagar University, West Bengal.  After qualifying National Eligibility Test (NET), I have joined SG group at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Jadavpur in January 2017. Recently, I am working on the area of synthesis of new small molecules for neurogenesis and cellular imaging .

Email: pkgiicb@gmail.com

Rathnam Mallesh, NIPER-JRF

He has joined this group on May 20, 2018.

He has completed his B. Pharm  from Satavahana University (2015) and M.S. Pharm in Medicinal Chemistry from NIPER Mohali (2017).

Email: rathnammallesh@gmail.com

Nabanita Mukherjee (Ph.D. Student)

I am Nabanita Mukherjee. I have completed my M.Sc in Organic Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur in 2017 and served as a DBT JRF(project) in Indian Institute of Chemical Biology. I have joined the SG group at the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur on 22nd July 2019. Currently, I am working on Peptide-based soft materials and therapeutics for various neurodegenerative diseases. Apart from research, I love reading novels and listening to soft rock music.

Email: mukherjee.1@iitj.ac.in

Surojit Ghosh (Ph.D. Student)

I did my B.Sc. Hons(chemistry) from the University of Calcutta (2014) and M.Sc. (2016 in organic chemistry) from Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda centenary college (Rahara) then I later worked for two years in Industry at TCG Lifesciences Kolkata, and Jubilant chemsys, Noida. Meanwhile, I Qualified GATE and NET LS and joined the SG group in July 2019. My broad area of interest includes the design and synthesis of small molecules having neuroprotective abilities. Moreover, I like  Travelling, Singing in my free time.

Email: ghosh.1@iitj.ac.in

Ramkamal Samat (Ph.D. Student)

I have completed my B.Sc in chemistry and MSc. in organic chemistry from Vidyasagar University, West Bengal. After qualifying GATE I have joined SG Group in July 2019. My research interest broadly involves small molecule synthesis, peptide chemistry, and Alzheimer's disease.

Email: samat.1@iitj.ac.in

Satyajit Ghosh (Ph.D. Student)

I have completed my BSc. in Genetics from the Institute of Genetic Engineering , West Bengal, and MSc. In Genetics from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal. During my  MSc.  project I have worked on the effect of SNP in Pancreatic Cancer from the National Institute Of Biomedical Genomics. I have Joined SG Group in July 2019.

Email: ghosh.2@iitj.ac.in

Subhadra Nandi ( M.Tech.-Ph.D Student )

I have done my B.Tech in Biotechnology from Techno India University, West Bengal, and was the departmental topper of the Batch-2015-2019. My Bachelor's project was based on the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology domain. I was selected as a Summer Research Fellow by IAS-NASI-INSA(2018). I have also qualified GATE in the year 2019 and presently I am enrolled in the M.Tech-PhD Dual Degree course in the Department of Bioscience and Bioengineering at IIT Jodhpur. I joined the SG Group in July 2019 because of my keen interest in interdisciplinary research which will primarily focus on mimicking biological phenomena in the microfluidics platform.

Email: nandi.2@iitj.ac.in

Shubham Garg (Ph.D. Student)

I did my Master’s in Biotechnology from Central University of Rajasthan. During my M.Sc. project, I worked on nanoparticles mediated drug delivery and its application in wound healing. Meanwhile, I joined the SG group in July 2019.  I am broadly interested in the use of nanoparticles to interrogate the biological systems and looking forward to applying Nanobiotechnology to unanswered questions of Alzheimer’s Disease. Outside of the lab, I have board interest in music, movies. While “Movie nerd” would describe me quite well, I’m all ears for any story you have to tell.

Email: garg.9@iitj.ac.in

Rajsekhar  Roy (Ph.D Student)

Hello everyone, I have completed my M.S.(Pharm.) in medicinal Chemistry from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research(NIPER)-Kolkata. During my Masters project years at CSIR-IICB my efforts were directed toward developing multitargeted peptide-based component which can alter the Aβ-42 mediated toxicity in Alzheimer’s disease. I have joined the group here at IIT-Jodhpur in January, 2020. Here I will be focusing my work on applying the interface of chemical, biophysical, and molecular/cellular biology approaches to understand how protein misfolding and aggregation contribute to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) on a molecular level. Apart from these I would describe myself as a passionate Bengali who likes good music, good food and obviously, Rabindranath Tagore.

Email: roy.5@iitj.ac.in

Aniket  Jana (Ph.D Student)

Hi, I am Aniket. I have completed my M.Sc from the University of Calcutta. Then later worked in TCG life science, jubilant chemsys, syngene international for two years. Meanwhile, I Qualified for GATE and joined SG Group in January 2020. My hobbies include drawing and painting. I am interested to work in chemical synthesis related to neuroscience.

Email: jana.1@iitj.ac.in

Dr. Paban Mandal, MBBS
Post graduate trainee, General Surgery 
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, S.S.K.M. Hospital, 224, A.J.C Bose Road, Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani, Kolkata-700020
The West Bengal University of Health Sciences
Email: mandalpaban11@gmail.com
Project Title: Dual Impact of Surgery and Novel Chemical Strategies in Triple Negative Breast Carcinoma Patients.

Project Students:

Nidhi Sharma (B.Tech.  Student)

I have joined as a B.Tech student at IIT Jodhpur under the department of Bioscience and Bioengineering in the year 2018. I have joined SG Group in January 2020 for my B.Tech. project and working on molecular docking and peptide synthesis. & more. I have joined as a B.Tech student at IIT Jodhpur under the department of Bioscience and Bioengineering in the year 2018. 

Email: sharma.28@iitj.ac.in

Thesis Submitted :

Surajit Barman,UGC-SRF
 He has joined this group on July 22, 2014.
He has completed his B.Sc in Chemistry from Midnapore College (2012) and M.Sc in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (2014).
Email: sbiitg91@gmail.com
Thesis Title: " Design, Synthesis and Targeted Delivery of Microtubule Binding Molecules."

Thesis Submitted on 26th June 2019.

Krishnangsu Pradhan,UGC-SRF
 He has joined this group on July 22, 2014.
He has completed his B.Sc in Chemistry from Haldia Govt. College (2012) and M.Sc in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (2014).
Email: krishnangsu.26@gmail.com
Thesis Title: " Development of Novel Neuroprotective peptoids and Hydrogel."
Thesis Submitted June 2019
Gaurav Das, ICMR-SRF
 He has joined this group on November 5, 2015.
He has completed his B.Sc in Biotechnology from SVIMS College, WBUT (2012) and M.Sc in Molecular Biology from West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata (2014).
Email: biotechgaurav70@gmail.com/ dasgaurav@csiriicb.in
Thesis Title: "Chemical Modulators Targeted to Mitochondria and Microtubule for Cancer Therapy"
Thesis Submitted on 7th January 2020.
Anindyasundar Adak, SRF-Project
 He has joined this group on June 26, 2019.
He has completed his B.Sc in Chemistry from Midnapore College (2011) and M.Sc in Chemistry from Vidyasagar University (2013).
Email:  anindyachem08@gmail.com
Thesis Title: "Design, Development, and Application of different Peptides targeted to different intra-cellular components."
Thesis Submitted on 29th March 2019


Ph.D. Students:

Dr. Atanu Biswas
Joined the group on 23.02.2011 & awarded PhD on 17.09.2015
Thesis Title: Biomolecular assembly in surface and solution
First Author: ChemBioChem,2013, Soft Matter,2014, Chem. Commun.,2014, ACS Chem.Neurosci.,2015.
Co-Author: Five publications
Total publications: Nine 
Patent Filed: US (One)
Current Status: Research Scientist at Chembiotec MNC, Kolkata
Contact email:  biswas.atanu1@gmail.com
Dr. Abhijit Saha
Joined the group on 01.07.2011 & awarded PhD on 08.11.2016
Thesis Title: Reconstitution Of Alzheimer Disease Propagation Pathway Using Aβ Peptide And Its Link With Cancer
First Author: Chem. Commun.,2013; RSC Adv.,2013; Soft Matter,2014; Chem. Commun.,2015; RSC Adv.,2015; RSC Adv.,2016; ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces,2016.
Co-Author: Sixteen publications
Total publications: Twenty three
Patent Filed: Indian (One)
Current Status: Postdoctoral fellow, Hebrew University,Israel
Contact email:  saha.abhijit.g3@gmail.com
Dr. Batakrishna Jana
Joined the group on 01.07.2011 & awarded PhD on 16.11.2016
Thesis Title: Development Of Functionalised Nanomaterials For Delivery Of Multiple Biomolecules Into The Cell
First Author: RSC Adv.,2013, Macromol Biosci.,2013, Chem. Commun.,2014, Chem. Commun.,2015, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces,2016. Langmuir, 2017
Co-Author: Nineteen publications
Total publications: Twenty five 
Current Status: Postdoctoral fellow,
UNIST, South Korea
Contact email:  batakrishna.jana@gmail.com
Dr. Debmalya Bhunia
Joined the group on 23.08.2013 & awarded PhD on 31.10.2018
Thesis Title: Understanding Protein-Protein And Protein-Peptide Interaction And Their Potential Therapeutic Applications
First Author: Phys Chem Chem Phys., 2015Chem. Commun.,2016, RSC Adv.,2016, J Am Chem Soc.,2018,Chem. Commun.,2018
Co-Author: Ten publications
Total publications: Fifteen
Patent Filed:Indian(One), PCT Int.(One)
Current Status: Postdoctoral fellow, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Contact email:  debmalya.bhunia3@gmail.com 
Dr. Saswat Mohapatra
Joined the group on 08.08.2013 & awarded PhD on 5.12.2018
Thesis Title: Multiple target specific chemical combinations for development of potential anti-cancer therapy 
First Author: Chem.Commun. 2015, RSC Adv., 2015, Chem. Commun., 2016,Phys Chem Chem Phys., 2016,  Adv Healthcare Mater., 2017
Co-Author: Sixteen publications
Total publications: Twenty one
Patent Filed:Indian(One), PCT Int.(One)US patent (one)
Current Status: Postdoctoral Associate at Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Contact email: saswatbiochem@gmail.com
Dr. Prasenjit Mondal
Joined the group on 07.08.2013 & awarded PhD on 18.12.2018
Thesis Title: Designing Platforms and Peptides for Monitoring Microtubule Function and Neuroprotection
First Author: Phys Chem Chem Phys., 2015, Phys Chem Chem Phys., 2016,  Chemistry SELECT, 2017, Langmuir, 2018,ACS Chem. Neurosci., 2018, J Am Chem Soc.,2018, ACS Chem. Neurosci., 2018
Co-Author: Fourteen publications
Total publications: Twenty one
Patent Filed:Indian(Two), US patent(One)
Current Status: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)and Harvard Medical School(HMS).
Contact email: pjit007@gmail.com; PMONDAL@mgh.harvard.edu 

Postdoctoral Fellows:

Dr. Chirantan Kar, National Post Doc Fellow (NPDF)

He has completed his PhD in Chemistry from IIT Guwahati (2014) and Postdoc in Applied Chemistry from Keio University, Tokyo, Japan(2017).
Email: chirantankar2000@gmail.com
First Author: Sensor Letters, 2011; RSC Advances,2012; Tetrahedron Letters, 2012; 
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 2013; Inorganic Chemistry, 2013; 
Luminescence, 2013;  Sensors and Actuators B
Chemical, 2013; New Journal of Chemistry, 2014; 
Dalton Transactions, 2015; RSC Advances, 2017.
Co-Author: Ten publications
Total publications: Twenty

Current Status: Assistant Professor, Dept.of Chemistry, 

Amity University, Kolkata

Dr. Sharmistha Naskar, RA-I, CSIR
​She has joined this group on August 16, 2018.
She has completed her PhD in Bioengineering from IISc Bangalore (2018) under the guidance of Prof. Bikramjit Basu & Prof. V. Kumaran.
Email: sharmistha2k11@gmail.com
First Author: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 2017; ACS Applied Bio Materials,2018; Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine, 2018; 
Contributory first author: ACS applied materials & interfaces, 2016
Co-Author: Journal of neurosciences in rural practice
Total publications: Five

Dr.Soumi Sukla, RA-III, CSIR
​She has joined this group on June 1, 2018 .
She has completed her PhD in Animal Genetics and Breeding from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, UP (2006).
Email: soumisukla@gmail.com
Post-doctoral Researcher at University of Cambridge, UK (2007-2012)
Lecturer, University of Lincoln, UK (2013-2014)
Pool Officer (CSIR-Scientist Pool Scheme) at IICB, Kolkata (2015-2018)
First Author: Eight research articles in Journal of Medical Microbiology, Archives of Virology, PLoS Pathogen, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Antiviral Research etc.  
Co-Author: Nine publications

Medical Post Graduate Trainees:

Dr. Vidya Rani Jha, MBBS
Post graduate trainee, General Surgery 
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, S.S.K.M. Hospital, 224, A.J.C Bose Road, Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani, Kolkata-700020
The West Bengal University of Health Sciences
Email: vid.jha8389@gmail.com
Project Title: Study of NF-kB Expression in Breast Carcinoma Patients Undergoing  Surgery with or without NACT and its Association with Adjuvant Therapy.

Past Project Fellows:

Rajsekhar Roy (Jul'18-Jun'19)
Thesis title: Glyco-peptide based inhibitor for multifaceted amyloid-β toxicity.
G.N.Pratyusha (Jul'18-Jun'19)
Thesis title: Detection of amyloid-β using a novel fluorescent probe in Alzheimer's disease.​

Nabanita Mukherjee,

DBT-JRF (Jul'17-May'19)

Project title:Muc1 receptor targeted nano-liposome containing peptide-drug-nanocage for breast cancer and cancer stem cell

Prabrisha Chakraborty(June 2018- August 2018)

Project Title:Understanding Alzheimers Disease through an anti-NGF induced Amyloidogenesis in PC 12 derived Neurons

Chandrama Banerjee (June 2017- August 2017)

Project Title: Studying the effect of caprylic acid induced neuro-protection on PC-12 derived neuron model.

Rudra Prakash Mohanty (Jun'17-May'18)
Thesis title: Development of potential cell-penetrating peptides.
Deepshikha Mukherjee,
DBT-JRF (Jul'18-May'19)
Project title:Muc1 receptor targeted nano-liposome containing peptide-drug-nanocage for breast cancer and cancer stem cell

Aurthan Mukherjee

BSc.Trainee (Jan'2019-Feb'19)

Project Title: Basic Cellular and Molecular Techniques in Cancer Biology

Antara Haldar (June 2018- August 2018)

Project Title: Exploring the Neuroprotective effects of Natural products on Stress induced cellular Neuron Models

Parag Savla (Jun'16-May'17)
Thesis title: Isolation and characterization of  biologically active fraction from papaya leaves for treatment of dengue

Ashadul Haque (June 2016-August 2016)

Project Title: Targeted delivery of a novel peptide paclitaxel conjugate to u-87 MG cells through integrin α5β1 receptor: reduced toxicity and enhanced efficacy of paclitaxel.

Prashant T. Kurkute (Feb 2012 to Feb 2015)

Project Title: Computational based design of peptide therapeutics. 

Gaurav Das (June 2013 - August 2013

Project Title: Cytosolic expression of EGFP-His10 protein,

Madhuri Dey (May 2013 - June 2013)

Sushilratna (Jun'12-May'13)
Thesis Title: Self-assembly of a short peptide derived from an inhibitor of MMP family.
Sumalatha Mekala (Jun'12-May'13)
Thesis title: Design and synthesis of peptide-based drug delivery vehicle.

Avrajit Manna

Pratikshya Roy

Sanju Gupta (CSIR-JRF)

I did my 5 years Integrated MSc. in life sciences from central university of Jharkhand. I have qualified both CSIR-NET JRF as well as GATE and joined SG Group in January 2020. My broad research interest involves in the field of  neurobiology. I find reading quotes, novels and sketching interesting.

Email: gupta.47@iitj.ac.in

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