Dr. Debdut Naskar

Assistant Professor

Department of Biotechnology

Dr. Debdut Naskar

debdut1984@gmail.com

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology
(Formerly known as West Bengal University of Technology)
Haringhata, District-Nadia, West Bengal 741249

Research Area: Immune functions of intestinal epithelial cells
Cellular signalling network in intestinal diseases
3 dimensional primary cell culture

About Dr. Debdut Naskar

Dr. Debdut Naskar joined to the Department of Biotechnology as assistant professor in 2018. He received PhD from the Department of Biotechnology, University of Calcutta in 2015 while he conducted his research work under the supervision of Dr Malini Sen at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata. During his PhD he focused on the cellular signaling network contributing to the innate immune functions in macrophage. Then he went to the Department of Immunobiology of University of Arizona, USA as post doctoral researcher under the mentorship of Dr Hsin Jung Joyce Wu and studied the gut microbiota mediated arthritis development in mice model and therapeutic potential of synthetic retinoid molecule in the treatment of arthritis. During the period encompassing both PhD and Post doctoral period, he published several high impact research articles in the journals like Journal of Immunology, PNAS, Cell Host & Microbes etc. Later on he received the prestigious DST Inspire faculty award in 2017 and joined to National Institute of Technology, Rourkela as Inspire faculty where he focused mainly on cellular signaling network that that regulate immune function in intestinal epithelial cells and currently he is continuing that project in this university as principal investigator. His current research interests include Cell signaling in intestinal diseases and three dimensional primary cell culture.
Academic career:

Assistant Professor at the department of Biotechtonolgy, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (2018).
DST Inspire faculty at department of Biotechnology and medical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (2017-2018)
Post Doctoral Research Fellow at department of Clinical Medicine, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (ICMR Unit), Kolkata, India. (2017)
Post Doctoral Research Associate at department of Immunobiology at University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA.(2015-2016)
Awarded Ph.D. in Science (Biotechnology) from University of Calcutta and worked in CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata. (2015).
Master of Science (Microbiology) from University of Calcutta (2007).
Bachelor of Science (Microbiology) from University of Calcutta in (2005)

Sponsored Project:
Project Title:  Establishing importance of Wnt signaling in the maintenance of immune functions of Intestinal epithelial cells and therapeutic approach against intestinal diseases.
Funding Agency: DST-Inspire Faculty Scheme
Amount: 35 Lakhs Status: Ongoing, from 2017
PI: Dr. Debdut Naskar Co-PI: -

Project Title: Synthesis of aptamer producing plasmid for detection and novel drug delivery for the treatment of colorectal cancer.
Funding Agency: MAKAUT, WB research support grant for assistant professor
PI: Dr. Debdut Naskar

Research Group
Present member
1) Mr Arindam Sain (CSIR-Junior research fellow)
Qualification: M.Sc in Human Physiology, (Calcutta University), qualified CSIR-UGC NET (2017)
Project: A study to investigate molecular signalling pathways to develop therapeutic intervention against inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).
Alumni
1) Mr Sarbajit Chakraborty (M. Tech Project student)
Qualification: M.Sc in Molecular Biology, M.Tech in Biotechnology (MAKAUT, WB)
Project: A study to investigate the cross talk among molecular pathways to identify
key genes in gastrointestinal disease by bioinformatics approach using
Inflammatory Bowel Disorder as a model.

Position for prospective students: Hardworking research minded student with CSIR, UGC, DBT, ICMR NET or GATE fellowship are encouraged to apply for research position.
Research Experience:

Worked as DST Inspire faculty (Principal investigator) at National Institute of Technology, Rourkela with the DST Inspire funded project.

Worked as DBT-Research Associate in the project “Role of Wnt signaling in the immune functions of the intestinal epithelial cells.” under the supervision of Dr. Santasabuj Das at National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata.

Worked as post doctoral research fellow in the project “Gut microbiota mediated development of autoimmune arthritis and therapeutic approach against it” under the supervision of Dr. Hsin Jung Joyce Wu at University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

Worked in the project “Role of Wnt5a-Fz5 Signaling in Innate Immunity” under the supervision of Dr. Malini Sen, Dept. of Cancer and Cell Biology, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata (PhD thesis).

Worked in the project “Expression of HLA class I genes and status of EBV in gastric cancer cell lines and primary tissue samples” under the supervision of Dr. Subrata Banerjee, Biophysics Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata (M.Sc summer project)

Teaching and professional experience:

Currently Working as Assistant professor in Department of Biotechnology, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal.

Working as Finance Nodal officer for TEQIP-III at Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal.

Worked as DST Inspire faculty at the Department of Biotechnology and Medical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha (2017- 2018).

Worked as assistant professor at Dept. of Microbiology, Kingston College of Science, Barasat, Kolkata affiliated to West Bengal State University (2014-15).


Awards/fellowships received/ academic achievements

Received DST Inspire faculty award from Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Govt. of India, 2017.
Awarded SERB National Post Doctoral Fellowship (SERB-NPDF) from the Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, 2017.
Awarded Post Doctoral research associateship (DBT-RA) from the Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, 2016.
Awarded GATE fellowship for PhD (Life science) in 2007.
Awarded CSIR UGC-NET (National Eligibility Test) for Junior

Publications
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