Dr. Surajit Sinha   

       Associate Professor and Head 
       Department of
Organic Chemistry  
       Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

       Jadavpur, Kolkata 700 032, India

       E-mail:  ocss5 [at] iacs.res.in
       Phone: +91-33-24734971 ( Ext. 400 )
       Fax: +91-33-24732805

Research interests (Organic synthesis and Chemical biology):

Synthesis of biologically important natural products and their analogues.

Studies of small molecule modulation of Hedgehog signaling pathway in tissue culture and studies of Hedgehog dependent physiology using “zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a model organism.

Synthesis of artificial amino acids and nucleic acids for biological probes.

Synthesis and evaluation of antisense properties of cell-penetrating morpholino oligonucleotides in cancers targeting hedgehog signaling pathway

Non-peptide-based molecular transporter used for drug, peptide and biomolecules delivery.

Education:

Int. PhD (M.S. and PhD) (2000): Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, (Under Professor S. Chandrasekaran, Department of Organic Chemistry).

Professional:

Postdoctoral Fellow (2000-2003): Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, (Advisor: Professor Christopher Switzer).

Postdoctoral Fellow (2003-2006 March): Chemical and Systems Biology, School of Medicine, Stanford University, (Advisor: Professor James K. Chen).

Assistant Professor (April 2006 – 2012): Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India.

Honors and Awards:

NASA Astrobiology Travel Grant Award (2002).

 

                                           

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