Dr. Rajdeep Roy

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Field of Specialization: Environment
Name: Dr. Rajdeep Roy
Official Address and Designation: Research Associate
Chemical Oceanography Division
National Institute of Oceanography (NIO)
Dona Paula, Goa 403 004
Telephone (O): 91-832-2450403
E-mail: rajdeeproy2003@yahoo.com
Duration of Grant: Twelve Months
Project Title: Effects of different Environmental Factors and Food Types on toxin productions rates in Dinophysis species from Geographically Diverse Regions
Abstract of Project :
Several species of dinoflagellates within the Dinophysis genus are responsible for the vast majority of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) cases. DSP is a major health and economic problem for many countries reliant on shellfish resources for nutrition and commerce. My Fulbright project will look in to the influence of environmental factors on toxin production rates through laboratory experiments taking advantage of a recent breakthrough that now allows Dinophysis species to be cultured in the laboratory.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Marine Sciences Goa University, Goa 2010
M.Sc. Environmental Sciences Bangalore University, Bengaluru 2003
B.Sc. Microbiology Bangalore University, Bengaluru 2001
Professional Background:
C.S.I.R. Research Associate NIO, Goa 2011–2013
Dr. Rajdeep Roy