University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
B.Sc. (Honors) Visva- Bharati University, 1977
M.Sc. (Zoology) Visva- Bharati University, 1979
Ph.D (Biochemistry) Calcutta University, 1987
Among the vertebrates, urodele amphibians and fish have the remarkable ability to regenerate their lost body parts as adults and regain functional activity. A variety of body parts can be replaced like fin/limb, heart, lens, jaw and retina, of which CNS regeneration is most intriguing. Our aim is to study spinal cord regeneration in two different regeneration competent species, like axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) and zebrafish (Danio rerio). Present strategy is to use these excellent models to discover the signals that are responsible for initiation and maintenance of regeneration response in spinal cord after injury. The nature of these signals, their similarities and dissimilarities, will dictate the path to be chosen for inducing regeneration in higher vertebrates. We have characterized the cellular events underlying the regeneration process in zebrafish after inflicting spinal cord injury comparable to mammalian mode of injury. We are also taking a genomics approach to identify putative target genes responsible for controlling different events during regeneration by using cDNA array in zebrafish.
|2015-present||Professor||Department of Biophysics, Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India|
|2005-2015||Associate Professor||Department of Biophysics, Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India|
|2003 - 2005||Reader||Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, Delhi, India|
|2000 - April 2003||Postgraduate Researcher||
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of
California, Irvine, CA.
Supervisor: Dr. David Gardiner and Dr. Susan V. Bryant
|1999 - 2000||Senior Research Associate||Biophysics Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Calcutta, India.|
|1998-1999||Postdoctoral Research Associate||
Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Calcutta, India.
Supervisor: Dr. A. Chatterjee.
|1995 -1997||Postdoctoral Research Associate||
Muscle Development Unit, Royal Veterinary College, London,
Supervisor: Dr. G. K. Dhoot
|1992-1994||Postdoctoral Research Associate||
Developmental Biology Unit, Division of Cellular and Molecular
Biology, Institute of Child Health, London, U.K.
Supervisor: Dr. P. Ferretti
|1987-1990||Postdoctoral Research Associate||
Department of Biochemistry, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN.
Supervisor: Prof. Salil K. Das