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Dr. Saikat Mukherjee

Designation: Assistant Professor


Contact: 8132821691, 8787490855

Email: mukherjee.saikat7 [AT] gmail.com


Details of Achievements

i) Discussion Leader in Scientific Session, Gordon Research Conference, Colby Sawyer College, New Hampshire, USA, 2015

ii) Albert Renold Travel Fellowship from European Foundation for The Study of Diabetes (EFSD), Germany, 2013.

iii) Best Poster Award in workshop on “Plant Organellar Signalling”, Croatia awarded by European Marie Curie Science Commission , FEBS, and Bayer Crop Science, Germany, 2011

iv) Best Paper Award, National Conference on Algae and Algal Products, Chennai, India, 2011

v) Badri Prasad Gold Medal for Best Paper on National Conferences on Recent Trends in Plant Sciences, Aligarh, India, 2011.

vi) Best Thesis Award, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, 2010

vii) Nominated By Human Frontier Science Program Organization and selected by Nobel Laureates Council to attend Nobel Laureates Annual Meeting, 2010.

viii) Long Term Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Award from Human Frontier Science Program Organization, 2009

ix) Experienced Researcher Fellowship from Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions, European Commission supported Project COSI, 2009

x) Carl Storm International Diversity Fellowship to attend Gordon Research Conference, University of New England, Massachusetts, USA, 2009

xi) Qualified in CSIR-National Eligibility Test, 2002

xii) Qualified in GATE examination, 2002 with 98.82 percentile (All India Rank 41)

xiii) Summer Research Fellowship from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, 2002

xiv) Gold medallist for securing 1st Class 1st in Bachelor of Science in Calcutta University, 2001

Membership of Different Academic Bodies:

1)Alumni Member, Human Frontier Science Program Organization

2) Alumni Member, Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions, European Commission

3) Member, The Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART)



1)Ningthoujam DS, Mukherjee S, Devi LJD, Singh ES, Tamreihao K, Khunjamyum R, Banerjee S, Mukhopadhyay D. In vitro degradation of β-amyloid fibrils by microbial keratinase. Alzheimer’s & Dementia (N.Y). 2019; 5:154-163.

2)Banerjee S, Mukherjee S, Nandini DB, Sanjeeta NG, Devi PA, Singhal P. Role of Epithelial Mesenchymal transition in orofacial development – An insight. Journal of Advanced Clinical and Research Insights. 2019; 6: 83-85.


3)Tamreihao K, Mukherjee S, Khunjamayum R, Devi LJ, Asem RS, Ningthoujam DS. Feather degradation by keratinolytic bacteria and biofertilizing potential for sustainable agricultural production. Journal of Basic Mirobiology. 2019; 59(1):4-13.


4)Tamreihao K, Devi LJ, Khunjamayum R, Mukherjee S, Asem RS, Ningthoujam DS. Biofertlizing potential of feather hydrolysate produced by indigenous keratinolytic Amycotaopsis sp. MBRL 40 for rice cultivation under field conditions. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology. 2017; 10:317-320.


5)Banerjee S, Mukherjee S, Mitra S, Singhal P. Altered expression of mitochondrial antioxidants in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Journal of Oral Sciences. 2017; 59(3):439-446.


6)Banerjee S, Singh NN, Sreedhar S, Mukherjee S. Analysis of the genotoxic effects of mobile phone radiation usng buccal micronucleus assay:a comparative evaluation. Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research. 2016; 10(3): ZC82-85.


7)Home P, Mukherjee S, Adhya S. A mosaic of RNA binding and protein interaction motifs in a bifunctional mitochondrial tRNA import factor from Leishmania tropica. Nucleic Acids Research. 2008; 36(17):5552- 5561.


8) Basu S, Mukherjee S, Adhya S. Proton-guided movements of tRNA within the Leishmania mitochondrial RNA import complex. Nucleic Acids Research. 2008; 36(5):1599-609.


9)Mukherjee S, Mahata B, Mahato B, Adhya S. Targeted mRNA degradation by complex-mediated delivery of antisense RNAs to intracellular human mitochondria. Human Molecular Genetics. 2008; 17(9):1292-8.


10)Mukherjee S, Basu S, Home P, Dhar G, Adhya S. EMBO Reports. Necessary and sufficient factors for the import of transfer RNA into the kinetoplast mitochondrion. 2007; 8(6):589-95.


11)Mahata B, Mukherjee S, Mishra S, Bandyopadhyay A, Adhya S.Functional delivery of a cytosolic tRNAinto mutant mitochondria of human cells. Science. 2006; 314(5798):471-4.


12)Chatterjee S, Home P, Mukherjee S, Mahata B, Goswami S, Dhar G, Adhya S. An RNA-binding respiratory component mediates import of type II tRNAs into Leishmania mitochondria. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2006; 281(35):25270-7.


13)Goswami S, Dhar G, Mukherjee S, Mahata B, Chatterjee S, Home P, Adhya S. A bifunctionaltRNAimport receptor fromLeishmaniamitochondria. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 2006; 103(22):8354-9.


14)Mahata B, Bhattacharyya SN, Mukherjee S, Adhya S. Correction of translational defects in patient-derived mutant mitochondria by complex-mediated import of a cytoplasmic tRNA.

Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2005; 280(7):5141-4. (Accelerated Publication)



1) Ningthoujam DS, Mukherjee S, Khunjamaum R, Devi LJ, Asem RS (2018).

Keratinaceous wastes and their valorization through keratinolytic microorganisms.”

IntechOpen. London. Chapter 8.

  1. Tamreihao K, Mukherjee S, Ningthoujam DS, Roy SS (2019). “Prospects of Actinobacteria from Underexplored Ecosystems as Anti –infective Agents against Mycobacterium tuberculosis.” Current Perspectives On Anti Infective Agents. Vol 1. Bentham Science Publishers, Singapore, pp1-20.

  2. Mukherjee S, Tamreihao K, Khunjamayum R, Khullakpam S, Singh ES, Ningthoujam DS, Banerjee S (2019). Protozoan and Helminth Infections: Epidemiology and Anti Infective Therapy. Current Perspectives On Anti Infective Agents. Vol 1. Bentham Science Publishers, Singapore, pp 21-43.



Tamreihao K, Mukherjee S, Ningthoujam DS. Current Perspectives on Anti Infective Agents. Vol 1. Singapore : Bentham Science Publishers, 2019, p 1-260.