M.S. Role: Graduate Student (Ph.D. candidate)
Mr. Diptadip Dattaroy received his B.S. in Microbiology from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta and M.S. in Biophysics and Molecular Biology from the University of Calcutta. After receiving his M.S., Diptadip qualified for the prestigious CSIR-UGC Junior Research Fellowship from the Government of India. Before joining this laboratory, Diptadip had worked as a research biologist in a pharmaceutical company and gained experience in assay development and screening related to drug discovery. In Chatterjee lab, Diptadip has worked on leptin-NADPH oxidase axis mediated induction of miR21 and regulation of TGF-β signaling in hepatic fibrosis in a CYP2E1 agonist (Bromodichloromethane) induced model of murine NASH. Diptadip is also exploring the therapeutic role of plant derived pharmacologically active compounds to improve the pathological conditions of NASH. When he is not busy pipetting, running gels or looking at the microscope, Diptadip enjoys reading, listening to music, doing photography or cooking at home.
Publications: PubMed Link
Honors & Awards:
- Ronald G. Thurman Student Travel Award, Mechanisms Specialty Section, Society of Toxicology, 2017.
- Dr. Harihara Mehendale Graduate Student Best Abstract Award, Association of Scientists of Indian Origin of the Society of Toxicology, 2017.
- 2017 AAI Trainee Poster Award, American Association of Immunologists, 2017.
- Graduate Student Travel Support Award, Society of Toxicology, 2017.
- Selected as an Arnold fellow for the academic year 2016-17 at the Arnold school of Public health, Columbia, SC for a total sum of $7,500 to be applied towards tuition and research.
- Recipient of the Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR), 2016- $500 awarded by the Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society,
- Recipient of 2016 Breakthrough Graduate Scholar award from the Vice-President of Research, University of South Carolina.
- Article “Micro RNA 21 inhibition of SMAD 7 enhances fibrogenesis via leptin mediated NADPH oxidase in experimental and human nonalcoholic steatohepatitis” got selected as “APS Select” for distinction in scholarship in the American Journal of Physiology – Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, March 2015.
- Recipient of Graduate Student Travel Award from the Graduate School, University of South Carolina to support participation in The Liver Meeting, AASLDs 65th Annual Meeting (2015).
- Got selected for best research poster presentation titled “Administration of Sparstolinin B Attenuates Early Steatohepatitis Injury” in graduate student day (mid-morning session), University of South Carolina, April, 2015.
- Recipient of Dean’s student travel award from Council of Graduate Directors of the Arnold School of Public Health to support participation in The Liver Meeting, AASLDs 65th Annual Meeting (2014).
- Qualified prestigious CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship (All India Rank: 68) and Eligibility for Lectureship conducted by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India, September, 2013.
- Qualified GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering), jointly conducted by Indian Institute of Science and Indian Institute of Technology (On behalf of the National Coordination Board- GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India), March, 2013.