The institute is presently headed by Dr. Anirban Chakraborty, an academic researcher with more than twenty-three years of experience in molecular biology and biomedicine. He comes to NUCSER with his vast research knowledge in the area of rare genetic disease modeling, particularly those that are caused by defects in ribosome biogenesis (ribosomopathies), in the zebrafish system. Dr Anirban is also involved in developing non-invasive and alternative DNA-based molecular tools for detection of specific mutations in cancer.
Dr. Anirban is the co-founder the Consortium of Rare Genetic and Bone Marrow Disorders Indian Network@NitteDU (N-CRG.BMD|IN), a first of its kind network of clinicians and researchers where collaboration at multiple levels will contribute to gaining a better understanding of these syndromes, leading to improved clinical therapies and outcomes for the patients.
Dr. Anirban has had an illustrious research career, having completed his PhD from The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Kagoshima University, Japan with a MEXT fellowship and postdoc at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Japan with the prestigious JSPS fellowship. Prior to joining Nitte (Deemed to be University), Dr. Anirban has served as a senior research associate at the Laboratoire de Biologie Moleculaire Eucaryote (LBME), UMR CNRS 5099, Toulouse, France.
He is a recipient of several awards and recognitions, most recent being the Best Researcher of Nitte (Deemed to be University), 2018. He has over 50 research publications in reputed International journals with high citation index.
Dr. Anirban has trained many postgraduate students in his career so far and several of them are pursuing doctoral programs abroad. As a professor at the Division of Molecular Genetics and Cancer, he is leading a team of seven PhD students working on diverse areas including cancer genetics, disease modelling, gene editing and transgenesis. Dr. Anirban has been associated with NUCSER since the time of her inception in 2013. Over the last seven years, the institute has seen a phenomenal growth in terms of her research output, having obtained external research funding worth several crores from premiere organisations in India and abroad. Dr. Anirban has been instrumental in developing active collaborations with universities in Japan and Europe, which resulted in many bilateral research projects and publications. At NUCSER, Dr. Anirban would be leading a group of highly competent faculty with expertise in diverse areas of biological science and proven track record in research.
NUCSER is a state-of-the-art institute involved in cutting-edge research in the field of biomedicine. The core principles of NUCSER are based on three E’s- Educate, Empower and Excel in Science. At NUCSER, it is a constant endeavour to execute the core principles through a holistic approach with ample opportunities for novel and innovative research in the field of one health.
At present, NUCSER offers one undergraduate and five postgraduate programs in addition to PhD in specilaized topics under the Faculty of Biological Sciences. Students admitted to NUCSER would have opportunity to work in well-equipped modern laboratories and get practical training that would prepare them to take up career in the health science sector. Under his dynamic, perceptive, and intelligent leadership, NUCSER would continue to strive towards research and academic excellence in the field of biomedicine.