NIPER Professor Dey elected as a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy

Professor Chinmoy Sankar Dey, Head of the Department of Biotechnology, NIPER, has been elected a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) for his stupendous research contributions in the area of diabetes and microbial drug resistance.  

Dr. Dey postgraduate scholar from Calcutta University completed his Ph.D. from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Later he did his post-doctoral research at the California Institute of Technology, California, and Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA. After joining NIPER as an Assistant Professor in 1994, he initiated strong research programs in insulin resistant diabetes and Leishmanial (pathogen responsible for Kala-azar) drug resistance in understanding the molecular mechanism of the diseases thereby developing novel screening model(s) and drug target(s) for new drug discovery.  

Professor Dey has published more than 40 research papers in peer reviewed high impact international research journals. He has an US patent and has also attracted about Rs. 15 million from various funding agencies. Dr. Dey is already a recipient of the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar prize from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi and National Bioscience award from DBT, New Delhi. In a span of 8 years of research life in NIPER, the achievement of the institute in general and Professor Dey is a rare distinction.