S.A.S. Nagar

राष्ट्रीय औषधीय शिक्षा एवं अनुसंधान संस्थान (नाईपर), एस.ए.एस. नगर

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) S.A.S. Nagar

Sector 67, S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)-160062, Punjab (India). Phone: +91-172-2214682-87, Fax:+91-172-2214692




Phone: +(91)172- 2214690
E-mail: panda [at] niper.ac.in

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Research Interest

  • Eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell division, microtubule dynamics, mitosis, cancer chemotherapy, FtsZ assembly dynamics, and FtsZ targeted antibacterial drugs and biomolecular spectroscopy

Academy fellowships

  • Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

  • Fellow of Indian National Science Academy

  • Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences

  • Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India

Academic Background

  • Ph. D. (1994), Bose Institute, Kolkata (Biochemistry)


  • Sun Pharma Research Award

  • JC Bose National Fellowship, DST India

  • TATA Innovation Fellowship DBT India

  • G. N. Ramachandran Gold Medal (CSIR INDIA)

  • DAE-SRC outstanding research investigator award

  • CDRI excellence in drug research

  • S. C. Bhattacharya award excellence in basic sciences IIT Bombay

  • National Biosciences Award, DBT, Govt of India

  • Swarnajayanti Fellowship, DST, New Delhi

  • P. S. Sharma Memorial Award, Society of Biological Chemists

  • Member of the Guha Research Conference

  • Fogarty International Research Award, National Institute of Health, USA (2001).


Editorial Board Member:

  • BMC Molecular and Cell Biology

  • Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment

Professional Experience

  • 2021 July : Director, NIPER S.A.S. Nagar

  • 2011 June 2021 July: Chair Professor, Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay

  • 2008 March to 2011 May: Head, Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay

  • 2007- 2021 : Professor, Department of Bioscience and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay

  • 2003- 2007: Associate Professor, School of Bioscience and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay

  • 2000 2003: Assistant Professor, School of Bioscience and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay

  • 1998 2000: Assistant Research Biologist, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.


Recent Publications

  • Kumari, A., Shriwas, O., Sisodiya, S., Santra, M.K., Guchhait, S.K., Dash, R., & Panda, D. Microtubule-targeting agents impair kinesin 2-dependent nuclear transport of β-catenin: Evidence of inhibition of Wnt/β-catenin signaling as an important antitumor mechanism of microtubule-targeting agents. The FASEB Journal, 2021, 35(4), e21539. DOI: 10.1096/fj.202002594R.

  • Mundhara, N., Majumder, A., and Panda, D., Hyperthermia induced disruption of mechanical balance leads to G1 arrest and senescence in cells. Biochemical Journal., 2021, 478, 179-196.

  • Battaje, R. R., Bhondwe, P., Dhaked, H. P. S., and Panda, D., Evidence of conformational switch in Streptococcus pneumoniae FtsZ during polymerization. Protein Science 2021, 30, 523-530.

  • Poojari, R., Sawant, A. V., Kini, S., Srivastava, R., and Panda, D. Antihepatoma activity of multifunctional polymeric nanoparticles via inhibition of microtubules and tyrosine kinases. Nanomedicine, 2020, 15, 381-396.

  • Rane, J. S., Kumari, A., and Panda, D. The acetyl mimicking mutation, K274Q in tau enhances the metal binding affinity of tau and reduces the ability of tau to protect DNA. ACS Chemical Neuroscience, 2020,11, 291-303.

Publications: 191 papers

h-index (Google Scholar) - 63

i10-index (Google Scholar) - 152


Patents: 3 American and 6 Indian Patents Granted


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