Dey elected as a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy
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
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar prize from
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.