Dr. Nabendu Sekhar Chatterjee

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Scholar
Field of Specialization: Science & Technology (Biochemistry)
Name:  Dr. Nabendu Sekhar Chatterjee
Official Address and Designation: Scientist D
Division of Biochemistry
National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases
P-33, C.I.T. Road, Scheme-XM, Beliaghata
Kolkata 700 010
West Bengal
Telephone (O): 91-33-2363-3863/ 2353
E-mail: nschatterjee@rediffmail.com
Duration of Grant: Eight Months
Project Title: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of intestinal transport of water-soluble vitamins during enteric infection: Impact of malnutrition on diarrhea
Abstract of Project :
Diarrheal disease is a major global health problem. Malnutrition increases severity of diarrhea and mortality rate. One mechanism to understand the vicious cycle of diarrhea and malnutrition is to investigate molecular mechanisms of vitamin transport during enteric infections. During my Fulbright tenure, I will conduct a pilot study to investigate the effect of enterotoxigenic E. coli and Salmonella infections on the intestinal transport of thiamin, folate and biotin at the cellular and molecular levels using knock-out and transgenic mice models and cell lines. The results will help in designing effective strategies to handle malnutrition during diarrhea.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology specialization University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 1997
M.Sc. Biochemistry University of Calcutta, Kolkata 1990
B.Sc. Chemistry Presidency College, Kolkata 1988
Professional Background :
Scientist D National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata 2006-till date
Scientist C National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata 2001-2006
Post doctoral Researcher University of California-Irvine 1998-2001
Post doctoral Researcher University of California-Davis 1997-1998
Dr. Nabendu Sekhar Chatterjee