Rituparna Sinha Roy

Associate Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences (DBS), Chemical Sciences (DCS)
E-mail: rituparna [at] iiserkol.ac.in
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Research Interest:

    Research Area:Nanomedicine, drug delivery, biomimetic chemistry , chemical biology, supramolecular chemistry, applied biomaterials and cancer biology Rituparna Sinha Roy is interested in using biomimetic design strategies to develope novel molecules and therapeutic approach for biology and medicine. She is integrating protein engineering and nanotechnology for therapeutic purpose, with a special interest in cancer. Her research lies at the interface of chemistry, protein engineering , nanotechnology and medicine. She is developing platform technologies and tools for stabilizing and probing protein structure and function. Her research will focus on engineering stabilized biomolecules for therapy in the context of siRNA delivery, vaccine development and regenerative medicine.

Academic Background:
  1. BSc(Chemistry Hons) (Chemistry), Jadavpur University, 1997
  2. MSc (Physical Chemistry) (Physical Chemistry), Jadavpur University, 1999
  3. PhD (Conformational analysis of designed alpha omega hybrid peptides), IISc (Indian Institute of Science (IISc Bangalore)), 2005

  1. Postdoc, The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego (2005 - 2007)
  2. Postdoc, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School (2007 - 2011)
  3. Assistant Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )

Awards and Honors:
  1. Best PhD Thesis Award (Shamrao Kaikini Medal) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2006)
  2. Postdoctoral Scientist Award from American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, USA (2009)
  3. Travel Award from American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, USA (2010)
  4. Ramalingaswamy from DBT (2011)

Selected Publications:
  1. Dutta, Chiranjit; Chakraborty, Kasturee and Sinha Roy, Rituparna. 2015. "Engineered Nanostructured Facial Lipopeptide as Highly Efficient Molecular Transporter. ." ACS Appl Mater Interfaces , 7, 18397
  2. Roy, Rituparna Sinha; Roy, Bhaskar; Sengupta, Shiladitya; Sengupta, Shiladitya and Sengupta, Shiladitya. 2011. "Emerging technologies for enabling proangiogenic therapies." Nanotechnology, 22, 494004
  3. Roy, Rituparna Sinha; Soni, Shivani; Harfouche, Rania; Vasudevan, Pooja R; Homes, O; Jonge, H de; Rowe, A; Paraskar, A; Hentschel, D M; Gherardi, Ermanno; Mashelkar, R A and Sengupta, Shiladitya. 2010. "Coupling growth factor engineering with nanotechnology for therapeutic angiogenesis." PNAS (USA), 107, 13608-13