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Molecular Biology and Basic Research Division

  • Vision

    Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre and Research institute (SGCCRI) has been recognised by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), The Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO). The current basic research at SGCCRI, largely, deals with genetics, genomics, epidemiology, and cell and molecular biology of cancer. We are developing translational research program in the area of cancer. The University of Calcutta (CU) as well as The West Bengal University of Health Science (WBUHS) have recognised SGCCRI as the “sister institute” for running PhD programme under their registration and guidelines. The emphasis has been given on the participation of both clinical and basic scientists in the research programs. Research projects with specific clinical questions are being addressed using advanced research tools. In addition, collaborative research programs with different research institutions and universities (CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, National Institute of Bio-Medical Genomics, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, University of Calcutta) have been initiated. The funding of the research activities is being made through both extramural and intramural funds.

  • Our Team

    Research Investigators

    Dr Somsubhra Nath - Academics & Research

    Dr. Somsubhra Nath (Ph.D.)

    Scientist, Basic Research
    2015: Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, USA
    2013: Visiting Scientist, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
    2012: PhD, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India

    Email: somsubhra.nath@gmail.com
    Telephone: 033-2453-2781/82/83 Fax: 033-2453-6711/4765

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    Dr Damayanti Das Ghosh - Research

    Dr. Damayanti Das Ghosh

    DST: Women Scientist A
    PhD: University of Calcutta, 2012
    Post-doc: University of Pennsylvania

    Email: damayantidas@gmail.com
    Telephone: 033-2453-2781/82/83 (Ext: 2118/2115)

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    Post-doctoral research fellow

    1. Dr. Poulomi Khan (DBT-RA)

    Pre-doctoral research fellow

    1. Ms. Stuti Roy (M.Sc.) (JRF, UGC-NET)
    2. Mr. Suryendu Saha (M.Sc.) (JRF, DST-INSPIRE)
    3. Ms. Mahasweta Acharjee (M.Sc.) (Project JRF)

    Project Assistant

    1. Ms. Rajeswari Dutta (M.Sc.)

    Laboratory Technicians

    1. Ms. Koyel Banerjee (M.Sc.)
    2. Ms. Swarnali Banik (M.Sc.)
  • Ongoing Research Projects

    1. J.C. Bose Fellowship grant (awarded to Prof. Susanta Roychoudhury from SERB,GOI) PI: Prof Susanta Roychoudhury Duration: 2.5 yrs (2018-2021)
    2. Deciphering CUEDC2-mediated molecular crosstalk between aneuploidy and receptor status of breast tumors (Early Career Award to Dr. Somsubhra Nath from SERB, GOI) PI: Dr. Somsubhra Nath; Co-PI: Prof S Roychoudhury, Dr. S Bhattacharyya, Dr. Arnab Gupta Duration: 3 yrs (2016-2019)
    3. Impact of BCR-ABL mutations on front-line tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy: an Eastern Indian cohort study (Sanctioned under Dept of Higher Education, Science, Technology, and Biotechnology, Govt of WB) PI: Dr. Somsubhra Nath; Co-PI: Prof Susanta Roychoudhury, Dr. R.N. Ghosh Duration: 3 yrs (2018-2021)
    4. Efficacy of spindle assembly checkpoint among breast cancer subtypes: a crosstalk driven by hormone receptors (DST-INSPIRE fellowship awarded to Mr. Suryendu Saha) PI: Dr. Somsubhra Nath, Co-PI: Prof Susanta Roychoudhury Duration: 5 yrs (2018-2023)
    5. Study on relationship between Gain–of–Function mutant P53 and stemness as an underlying cause of chemoresistance in ovarian cancer (DST-Women Scientist A, awarded to Dr. Damayanti Das Ghosh) PI: Dr. Damayanti Das Ghosh; Mentor: Prof. Susanta Roychoudhury Duration: 3 yrs (2018-2021)
    6. Development of an algorithm based onTP53 mutation and protein biomarkers from blood plasma of high grade serous ovarian carcinoma for diagnosis and treatment monitoring: a liquid biopsy approach (DBT-Research Associateship awarded to Dr. Poulomi Khan) Mentor: Prof. Susanta Roychoudhury Duration: 2 yrs (2018-2020)