ASMITA DASGUPTA Assistant Professor

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  • Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • School of Life Sciences
  • asmitadgupta@yahoo.com

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 Ph.D. Science (Research in Neuroscience) Jadavpur University (IICB, Calcutta) 2007
2 M.Tech. Biotechnology Jadavpur University 2000
3 M.Sc. Biochemistry University of Kalyani 1997
4 B.Sc. Honours Chemistry (Honours), Physics, Mathematics University of Calcutta 1995

Area of Specializaion

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, Regenerative Medicine

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award
1 Honorable mention, Best Poster INTERNATIONAL International School of Neurochemistry, Valladolid, Mexico 2007 None
2 International Travel Award INTERNATIONAL International Society of Neurochemistry – American Society of Neurochemistry 2007 Travel & Stay Mexico
3 International Travel Award INTERNATIONAL International Brain Research Organization 2006 Travel&StaySingapore
4 Reba Bhattacharya Memorial Prize for Oral Presentation INTERNATIONAL Society for Free Radical Research - India 2006 Rs.2500/-
5 Junior Research Fellowship NATIONAL Indian Council of Medical Research 2001 Fellowship Offered (
6 Second Rank Holder in M.Tech. Biotechnology NATIONAL Jadavpur University 2000 None
7 Top 20% of CSIR NET NATIONAL Council of Scientific and Industrial Research 2000 CSIR JRF
8 Institute Junior Research Fellowship NATIONAL Indian Institute of Science 2000 Institute Fellowship
9 Post M.Sc. Institute Junior Research Fellowship NATIONAL Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics 1998 Institute Fellowship
10 Second Rank Holder in M.Sc. Biochemistry NATIONAL University of Kalyani 1997 None

Teaching Experience

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1 Guest Lecturer Department of Zoology Presidency College, Calcutta
2 Guest Lecturer S.N.Pradhan Centre for Neuroscience University of Calcutta
3 Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Pondicherry University

Research Experience

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1 Junior Research Fellow, CSIR NET Neurobiology Division Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Calcutta Effect of Hypothyroidism on Glutathione Metabolism the Developing Rat Cerebra and primary Astrocytes.
2 Senior Research Fellow, CSIR NET Neurobiology Division Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Calcutta Effect of Hypothyroidism on Glutathione Metabolism the Developing Rat Cerebra and primary Astrocytes.
3 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Neurology Fellows Centre for Translational Neuromedicine University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA Cell Replacement Therapy against dysmyelinating diseases
4 Research Associate, CSIR Department of Bio-science and Bio-Engineering Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay Glioma Proteomics

Industry Experience

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Contribution towards Innovation

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Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

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Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

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1 Transcriptional analysis of JAK/STAT signaling in glioblastoma multiforme Jain R, Dasgupta A, Moiyadi A, Srivastava S. Current Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine, ISSN: 1875-6913. 10 (1), 54-69. 2012 Cited by 6
2 Thyroid hormone promotes glutathione synthesis in astrocytes by up regulation of glutamate cysteine ligase through differential stimulation of its cat Dasgupta A, Das S, Sarkar PK Free Radical in Biology and Medicine 42 (5), 617-626 2007 5.606, Cited by 69
3 Thyroid hormone, glutathione homeostasis and the astrocytes Dasgupta A, Das S, Sarkar PK Journal of Neurochemistry 102, 214-214 2007 4.083
4 Thyroid hormone stimulates γ‐glutamyl transpeptidase in the developing rat cerebra and in astroglial cultures. Dasgupta A, Das S, Sarkar PK Journal of Neuroscience Research 82 (6), 851-857 2005 2.481, Cited by 25

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

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Books

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Edited Books

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1 Biogenesys 2018 Dr.Vinothkumar, Dr.Satyanarayana, Dr.Ashwin Dalal, Prof.Namita Surolia, Dr.Girdhari Lal, Prof.Nitish Mahapatra, Dr.Suvro Chatterjee, Prof.Gaiti Hasan, Dr.Vatsala Thirumalai, Dr.Monojit Debnath &others Puducherry Co-operative Book Society 2018 81933581-16-0

Ongoing Projects

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Completed Consultancy Works

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Career Guidance Offered to students

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List of capability enhancement such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab,
Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

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Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2018 M.SC 2 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
2 2017 M.SC 2 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
3 2016 M.SC 2 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
4 2015 M.SC 2 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
5 2014 M.SC 2 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
6 2013 M.SC 5 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Research Guidance - Ph.D

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Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

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E-Lecture Details

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Conferences/Seminars Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Bio-Gene-Sys 2018 & National Symposium on Trends in Biochemistry in Post Genomic Era DST-SERB, Pondicherry University, Indian Bank Convention Centre, Pondicherry University, Two Days National Level, As Convener 27-02-2018 28-02-2018 2018
2 Bio-Gene-Sys 2017 National Scientific Suppliers DBMB Seminar Hall, One Day State Level, As Organizing Secretary 28-02-2017 28-02-2017 2017

Workshop Organized

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1 Science Communication and Career Workshop Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance, Nature India, Nature Jobs Convention Center, Pondicherry University, One Day National Level, As Co-ordinator 27-02-2018 27-02-2018 2018

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