ACADEMIC & RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS: Dr. Chattopadhyay’s work is focused on monitoring organization, dynamics and function in biological membranes in healthy and diseased conditions. His group has made pioneering contribution on the role of membrane lipids in regulating the function of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR). Subsequently, his group showed that the activity of the serotonin1A receptor is impaired in pathogenic conditions such as the Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome (SLOS). Another seminal contribution from Dr. Chattopadhyay’s laboratory is the role of membrane cholesterol in leishmanial infection.
AWARDS: Dr. Chattopadhyay was elected to the Fellowship of The National Academy of Sciences (1998), Indian Academy of Sciences (1999), Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences (2003) and Indian National Science Academy (2005). He was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (2001), Ranbaxy Research Award (2006), Sreenivasaya Memorial Award (the Society of Biological Chemists) (2000), Raman Research Fellowship (CSIR) (1996), and The Bires Chandra Guha Memorial Lecture award (2008).
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