Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Surajit Bhattacharyya
Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences
Prof Surajit Bhattacharyya received his PhD in Molecular Biophysics from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He then carried out post-doctoral research at the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada, Montreal in Biomolecular NMR and subsequently was appointed as a staff scientist of NRC. Prof Bhattacharyya joined Nanyang Technological University’s School of Biological Sciences as an Assistant Professor and was promoted with tenure to Associate Professor in 6.5 years. His laboratory is engaged in cutting edge research of diverse nature 1. Molecular mechanisms of cell adhesion proteins, integrins and development of therapeutics against cancer, inflammation and blood related diseases. 2. Host defense antimicrobial peptides and proteins with aim to design new antimicrobials and antiendotoxic molecules. 3. De-novo designing functional synthetic proteins. Research of Bhattacharyya has thus far yielded over 90 publications in inleading journals. In addition, he serves as an Academic Editor for multiple journals including PLOS-ONE, Scientific Reports and International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS). Prof Bhattacharyya is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and Overseas Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Molecular Mechanism of cell adhesion: Interactions of Integrin Tails with Effector Proteins
Designed Peptide Antagonists against Endotoxin: A structure-based approach to develop antisepsis and antimicrobial drugs.
De Novo designed functional mini-proteins
Structure and activity of antimicrobial peptides
  • Investigating Kindlin-3 as an Adaptor Protein that Modulates Interleukin 2 Receptor Localization and Signaling
  • Structural basis of filamin A mediated regulation of b2 integrins
  • Understanding the fundamental building blocks of photosynthetic light harvesting complexes with synthetic biology
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Overseas Fellow of the of the Royal Society of Medicine
NTU Long Service Awards
Fellowships & Other Recognition
Visiting Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada