Chinmay K.  Mukhopadhyay
Special Centre for Molecular Medicine
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi 110 067, India.
Off. Phone     : 26704559/26717544
Residence      : 26711625
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Dr. Mukhopadhyay did his doctoral studies in Biochemistry at the Department of Biochemistry from Calcutta University and received the postdoctoral training in the Department of Cell Biology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA. He has joined the ‘Special Centre for Molecular Medicine’ in 2001. Dr. Mukhopadhyay received Young scientist award from Indian National Science Academy in 1995, Elsa Albrecht Award, USA in 1998. He has also received the International Senior Research Fellowship from The Wellcome Trust, UK in 2004.

Research Interests:

Iron and oxygen takes part in multitude of physiological reactions in order to sustain life across the species. Alterations of iron and oxygen homeostasis may lead to pathogenic conditions like cancer, aging, cardiovascular disease, neuronal disease, diabetes and infection related immunity. In the laboratory we are currently investigating the influence of iron and oxygen homeostasis on the development of diseases like insulin resistance related disorders, Parkinson disease, as well as, role of iron in infection of intracellular pathogens like Leishmania and role of iron in drug resistance in Candida.

Research Projects are sponsored by The Wellcome Trust, UK and Indian Council of Medical Research.

Number of students awarded Ph. D.: 01
Number of students submitted Ph. D. Thesis: 02

Number of Ph. D. students currently enrolled: 08