Dr. Archana Ghatak
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Maryland, USA 2006
M.Sc. Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India 1999


Email : [email protected]

Postdoctoral Experience

  • July 2010 - Sept 2010: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar
  • April 2008 - June 2008: Visiting Scholar, Indiana University, USA
  • Nov 2006 - Aug 2008: Postdoctoral Research Associate Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata

Research Interest

  • Snail adhesive mucus
    We are involved in the isolation and biochemical characterization of adhesive mucus from gastropod snails. The focus of this research is some specialized glycosylated proteins that are present in this mucus. These proteins are responsible for metal-based interactions that provide cohesive strength to this mucus. These proteins are biodegradable, environment friendly and hold a promise to overcome many of the limitations of synthetic adhesives.
  • Non-structural proteins of Chikungunya virus
    We are involved in the purification and characterization non-structural proteins of Chikungunya virus.

Awards/Honours

  • Visiting Research Associateship from Indiana University, USA, 2008
  • Research Associateship from CSIR, India, 2006 – 2008
  • Research Assistantship from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, USA, 2000 – 2006
  • Department of Biotechnology of India Fellowship for M.Tech. in Biotechnology 1997 – 1999

Selected Publications

Full List
  1. Ghatak A, Julin DA. Kinetics of ATP-stimulated nuclease activity of the Escherichia coli RecBCD enzyme. J Mol Biol 2006;361:954-68.
  2. Ghatak A, Mandal PC, Sarkar M. Indomethacin: A NSAID Sensitive to Micro Heterogeneity in Alcohol-Water Mixture. Chem Phys Lett 2008;460:521-4.

Title: Isolation of adhesive mucus from snails collected from Eastern India and studies on their adhesive properties
Funding Agency: Department of Science & Technology (DST)

Title: Purification and Biochemical Characterization of the Non Structural Protein 3 (nsP3) of Chikungunya virus.
Funding Agency: DST - EMR

Dr. Soma Chattopadhyay
Institute of Life Sciences
Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Itishree Basantray
[email protected]
 
Janu Newar
Research Topic: Biological adhesives, Biomarkers
[email protected]

Selected Publications

  1. Ghatak A, Julin DA. Kinetics of ATP-stimulated nuclease activity of the Escherichia coli RecBCD enzyme. J Mol Biol 2006;361:954-68.
  2. Ghatak A, Mandal PC, Sarkar M. Indomethacin: A NSAID Sensitive to Micro Heterogeneity in Alcohol-Water Mixture. Chem Phys Lett 2008;460:521-4.