Mr. Basudeb Dalal

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program Fellow
Field of Specialization: Environmental Sciences and Toxicology
Name: Mr. Basudeb Dalal
Official Address and Designation: Scientist C
Regional Occupational Health Centre (Eastern)
National Institute of Occupational Health
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Department of Health Research
Government of India
Block DP, Sector V, Salt Lake
Kolkata 700 091
West Bengal
Telephone (O): 91-33-23674390
Duration of Grant: Four months
Project Title: Studies of Arsenic induced Immuno-toxicity in Human Beings
Abstract of Project :
Inorganic arsenic is a potent environmental toxicant affecting millions of people exposed all over the world, mainly through the contaminated water. Exposure of populations to arsenic has been associated with a high incidence of detrimental and carcinogenic effects. But there is no such comprehensive report indicating immunological changes with respect to arsenic exposure. The change in immunological status, if any, manifested in arsenic toxicity will serve as early bio-indicator of health status of the arsenic exposed people. The study proposes to ascertain immunological derangement by assessing relative proportion of total T cells--by evaluating host inflammatory response and by monitoring immunological suppression, which can be of help in determining the earliest change of arsenic exposure. The study will provide some information regarding the bio-indicators which will be suitable for timely intervention.

Academic Background :
M.Sc. Biochemistry University of Calcutta, Kolkata 1988
B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry University of Calcutta, Kolkata 1986
Professional Background :
Scientist C Regional Occupational Health Centre (Eastern), Kolkata 2007–till date
Fellow of Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH) Royal Society for Public Health, UK 2010–2010
Fellow of World Health Organization (WHO) All India Institute of Medical Sciences , New Delhi 2009–2009
Scientist B Regional Occupational Health Centre (Eastern), Kolkata 2000–2007
Mr. Basudeb Dalal