Dr. Saurabh Chatterjee

M.S., Ph.D : Role: Associate Professor, Principal Investigator of Environmental Health & Disease Laboratory


Dr. Chatterjee is a human physiologist with specialized training in immunology. He completed his Ph.D. while working as a research scientist at Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai India, a premier research institute of the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India and affiliated to the University of Mumbai. He has made significant contributions to the field of immunotoxicity in pro-inflammatory disease processes like heat stroke, sepsis and inflammatory liver disease, especially nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.

His research experiences at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology, PI: Dr. Ronald P. Mason) and Duke University School of Medicine (Gastroenterology) as a postdoctoral researcher greatly enhanced his expertise in inflammatory liver disease in obesity and how the oxidative stress of environmental toxicants cause obesity-induced disease. He received the prestigious NIH pathway to independence (K99-R00) funding from NIEHS in 2011.

Courses offered:

  1. ENHS 660: Concepts of Environment health
  2. ENHS 592: Environment-linked Inflammatory Diseases
  3. ENHS 598: Environment and Obesity
  4. ENHS 790: Immune and Epigenome modulations in NASH
  5. ENHS 793: Molecular techniques in Toxicology

Honors and Awards :

• Named Breakthrough Star, the highest research award for junior faculty at the University of South Carolina, 2015 • Elected to the Program committee of the Immunotoxicology Specialty Section, Society of Toxicology, 2015

• Elected as a council member and Board of Directors, Association of Scientists of Indian Origin, Society of Toxicology, 2015.

Outstanding Young Investigator Award 2015, Society of Toxicology, Immunotoxicology SS, recognizing the contributions to the field of immunotoxicology in the last 10 years.

• Society of Toxicology Board of Publications Honorable Mention Award (3 out of 300 publications (2013-2014) January 14, 2016.

ASPIRE-I (Advanced Support Program for Innovative Research Excellence) award from the office of Vice President of Research, USC, 2014

ASPIRE-I award from the office of Vice President of Research, USC, 2013

Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE), National Institutes of Health, 2012

Best Postdoctoral Abstract Award, Association of Scientists of Indian Origin (ASIO), 50TH Annual Meeting of Society of Toxicology, 2011

Young Investigator Award, Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 2010

Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE), National Institutes of Health, 2010

Intramural Research Training Award, National Institutes of Health, 2007

Research Fellowship Award , University of Brighton, UK-India Education and Research Initiative, British Council (not accepted), 2006

National Scholarship, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, 1997

National Talent Scholarship, Department of Education, Government of India, 1996