Total years in experience: 10 years

Papers published in journals: 40

Papers presented in conferences: 15

Citations: 2219; h-index 22 and i10 index 29 (Google Scholar)

 

Academic Background:

  1. PhD 2010 (Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore)
  2. M. Pharm 2004 (Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India)
  3. B. Pharm 2001 (Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India)

 

Honours and Achievements:

SERB-DST Ramanujan Fellowship Award (2015)

Research:

  1. Contribution:

  • Established the effects of physical and chemical cues in the local tissue microenvironment for the commitment of stem cells to different lineages. We demonstrate that topography of micropatterned matrix device and cell shape regulates hMSC differentiation into cardiomyogenic lineage.

  • We found that specific matrix proteins and integrins are ‘receptors’ of ANGPTL4, which together can assemble into a ternary complex underscored the important role of ANGPTL4 as a novel matricellular protein to modulate integrin-mediate signaling and added a new facet to the cell-matrix interactions and signaling during wound repair and cancer metastasis.

  1. Interests:

  • Investigation of anti-cancer activity of indigenous  medicinal  plants.

  • Crosstalk of signaling pathways involving epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in cancer metastasis

  • Development of novel cell based assay model for translational drug discovery research.

Recent Publications: SCI journal Nos. 40

Projects or Ph.D.s guided: Guided 7 M. Sc. Students and 1 PhD student

Books Published: Book chapter no. 5

Professional Memberships/Fellowship:

Editorial Board member of the Journal of PharmaSciTech