Dr. Nandan  Bhattacharyya
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Dr. Nandan Bhattacharyya

Principal & Professor
Department of Biotechnology, Panskura Banamali College, West Bengal, India

Highest Degree
PostDoc. in Cleveland Clinic Foundation from Cornell University, USA

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Dr. Nandan Bhattacharyya is currently working as Principal at Panskura Banamali College, India. He obtained his Postdoctoral degree in Cleveland Clinic Foundation from Cornell University, USA, and PhD from Calcutta University. He is having 14 years of experience of working in USA as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow to Research Associate to Assistant Staff and after that more than 8 years as a Professor of a Private Engineering College. He was also serving the Institute as Deputy Director (R&D) since 2008 till 2011, after that he has been designated as Dean, School of Food Technology & Biotechnology. Dr. Nandan received honors includes Senior and Junior Research Fellowship, University Grants Commission (NET), Government of India, Travel Award for presentation in the meeting of American Society for Cell Biology, David Warfield Fellowship, New York Academy of Medicine, Invited speaker at the 7th and 8th World Congress on Advances in Oncology, and 5th International Symposium on Molecular Medicine, at Hersonissos, Crete, Greece. He also received grants for his research work from different organizations. He supervised 3 PhD, 2 M.Phil, 3 M.Tech and more than 50 B.Tech students. He is Regional Editor of 5 international journals, and Senior Editor of American Journal of Cancer Biology. He is also serving as reviewer of Carcinogenesis, International Journal of Cancer, International Journal of Oncology, Oncogene, Journal of Cancer Research & Clinical Oncology etc. He has published 42 research papers in journals, 7 book and book chapters, editor of 1 book, 45 abstract and presentations, and 3 patents contributed as author/co-author.

Area of Interest:

Biomedical Sciences
Cancer Biology
DNA Repair
DNA Polymerase Beta

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Roy, A., R. Das, A. Sirkar and N. Bhattacharyya, 2013. Design, fabrication and trial run of experimental parboiling and drying integrated unit: a special focus to kinetics of drying and quality of rice. J. Eng., 1: 63-68.
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  2. Roy, A., K. Khanra and N. Bhattacharyya, 2013. Methanol poisoning outbreak tragedy: reason and treatment. Adv. Asian Soc. Sci., 4: 866-868.
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  3. Roy, A., K. Khanra and N. Bhattacharyya, 2013. Asbestos: a potential food contaminant and associated safety risks to consumers. J. Sci., 3: 241-243.
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  4. Roy, A., K. Khanra, S. Saha, C. Bhattacharya and A. Mishra et al., 2012. An antioxidant-rich fermented substrate produced by a newly isolated bacterium showing antimicrobial property against human pathogen, may be a potent nutraceutical in the near future. Adv. Life Sci. Appl., 1: 36-44.
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  5. Roy, A., K. Khanra, C. Bhattacharya, A. Mishra and N. Bhattacharyya, 2012. Bakhar-Handia fermentation: general analysis and a correlation between traditional claims and scientific evidences. Adv. Biores., 3: 28-32.
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  6. Roy, A., K. Khanra, A. Mishra and N. Bhattacharyya, 2012. General analysis and antioxidant study of traditional fermented drink Handia, its concentrate and volatiles. Adv. Life Sci. Appl., 1: 54-57.
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  7. Maiti, A., S. Das and N. Bhattacharyya, 2012. Bioremediation of high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by Bacillus thuringiensis strain NA2. J. Sci., 1: 72-75.
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  8. Khanra, K., K. Panda, C. Bhattacharya, A.K. Mitra and R. Sarkar et al., 2012. Association of two polymorphisms of DNA polymerase beta in exon-9 and exon-11 with ovarian carcinoma in india. Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev., 13: 1321-1324.
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  9. Khanra, K., K. Panda, C. Bhattacharya, A.K. Mitra and R. Sarkar et al., 2012. Association between newly identified variant form of DNA polymerase beta_{Δ 208-304} and ovarian cancer. Cancer Biomarkers, 11: 155-160.
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  10. Khanra, K., K. Panda, A.K. Mitra, R. Sarkar and C. Bhattacharya et al., 2012. Exon 8-9 Mutations of DNA Polymerase β in Ovarian Carcinoma Patients from Haldia, India. Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev., 13: 4183-4186.
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  11. Khanra, K., C. Bhattacharya and N. Bhattacharyya, 2012. Association of a newly identified variant of DNA polymerase beta (polβΔ63-123, 208-304) with the risk factor of ovarian carcinoma in India. Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev., 13: 1999-2002.
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  12. Maiti, A., S. Das and N. Bhattacharyya, 2012. Isolation and characterization of a new bacterial strain from petroleum oil contaminated soil, India. J. Sci., 2: 103-108.
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  13. Maiti, A. and N. Bhattacharyya, 2012. Biochemical characteristics of a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon degrading bacterium isolated from an oil refinery site of West Bengal, India. Adv. Life Sci. Appl., 1: 48-53.
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  14. Wang, L., N. Bhattacharyya, T. Rabi, L. Wang and S. Banerjee, 2007. Mammary carcinogenesis in transgenic mice expressing a dominant-negative mutant of DNA polymerase beta in their mammary glands. Carcinogenesis, 28: 1356-1363.
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  15. Bhattacharya, C., A. Das, A. Mishra and N. Bhattacharyya, 2007. A few informations on traditional medicine which is nurtured in the heart of forest fringe rural population of Paschim Medinipur District of West Bengal. Proceedings of the Seminar on Recent Advances in Biotechnology, March 29, Department of Biotechnology, Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia, pp: 147-154.
  16. Wang, L., N. Bhattacharyya, D. Chelsea, P. Escobar and S. Banerjee, 2004. A novel nuclear protein expressed in human ovarian cancers. Cancer Res., 64: 2671-2677.
  17. Wang, L., N. Bhattacharyya, D. Chelsea and S. Banerjee, 2004. Potential function of MGC5306, a novel gene expressed in human carcinomas. Proceedings of the Meeting on Cancer Genetics and Tumor Suppressor Genes, Aug. 18-22, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, pp: 217-217.
  18. Bhattacharyya, N. and S. Banerjee, 2004. Mutational analysis of TGFbRII and IGFRII genes in prostate tumors. Oncol. Rep., 11: 231-236.
  19. Bhattacharyya, N. and S. Banerjee, 2003. Base Excision Repair in Lung Cancer. In: Methods in Molecular Medicine in Lung Cancer, Driscoll, B. (Ed.). Humana Press, Totowa, NJ., pp: 415-440.
  20. Bhattacharyya, N. and S. Banerjee, 2003. Analysis of alterations in a base-excision repair gene in lung cancer. Methods Mol. Med., 74: 413-438.
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  21. Bhattacharya, C. and N. Bhattacharyya, 2003. Variation in mitotic chromosome number in one local type of Pisum arvens L. Crop Res., 25: 116-118.
  22. Bhattacharyya, N., H.C. Chen, L. Wang and S. Banerjee, 2002. Heterogeneity in expression and functional analysis of DNA polymerase b in human tumor cell lines. Gene Expression, 10: 115-123.
  23. Bhattacharya, C. and N. Bhattacharyya, 2002. A comparative study of correlation and pathcoefficient values in Pisum at different population levels. Crop Res., 23: 79-86.
  24. Bhattacharyya, N., T. Banerjee, U. Patel and S. Banerjee, 2001. Impaired repair activity of a truncated DNA polymerase beta protein. Life Sci., 69: 271-280.
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  25. Bhattacharyya, N. and S. Banerjee, 2001. A novel role of XRCC1 in the functions of a DNA polymerase β variant. Biochemistry, 40: 9005-9013.
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  26. Bhattacharya, C. and N. Bhattacharyya, 2001. Mendel`s experiment regarding anthocyanin inheritance: in the light of 100 years after it`s rediscovery. Crop Res., 21: 181-187.
  27. Chen, H.C., N. Bhattacharyya, L. Wang, A.J. Recupero, E.A. Klein, M.L. Harter and S. Banerjee, 2000. Defective DNA repair genes in a primary culture of human renal cell carcinoma. Cancer Res. Clin. Oncol., 126: 185-190.
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  28. Bhattacharya, C. and N. Bhattacharyya, 2000. Inheritance of seed coat colour in Pisum. J. Res. Crops, 1: 317-322.
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  29. Bhattacharyya, N., H.C. Chen, S. Grundfest-Broniatowski and S. Banerjee, 1999. Alteration of hMSH2 and DNA polymerase beta genes in breast carcinomas and fibroadenomas. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 259: 429-435.
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  30. Bhattacharyya, N., H.C. Chen, S. Comhair, S.C. Erzurum and S. Banerjee, 1999. Variant form of DNA polymerase beta in primary lung carcinomas. DNA Cell Biol., 18: 549-554.
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  31. Wikler, K.C., P. Rakic, N. Bhattacharyya and P.R. Macleish, 1997. Early emergence of photoreceptor mosaicism in the primate retina revealed by a novel cone-specific monoclonal antibody. J. Comp. Neurol., 377: 500-508.
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  32. Bhattacharyya, N. and S. Banerjee, 1997. A variant of DNA polymerase beta acts as a dominant negative mutant. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., 94: 10324-10329.
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  33. Wang, G., N. Bhattacharyya, C. Wilkerson, R.A. Ramsammy, E. Eatman and W.A. Anderson, 1994. Estrogen induced peroxidase secretion from the endometrial epithelium: A function for luminal enzyme. J. Submicrosc. Cytol. Pathol., 26: 405-414.
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  34. Bhattacharyya, N., R. Ramsammy, I. Eatman, W.V. Hollis and W.A. Anderson, 1994. Protooncogenes, growth factors, growth factor receptors and estrogen and progesterone receptor gene expression in the rat uterus after treatment with estrogen and tamoxifen. J. Submicrosc. Cytol. Pathol., 26: 147-162.
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  35. Dutta, S.K., N. Bhattacharyya, R. Parui and M. Verma, 1990. Expression of DNA sequence containing neuron specific enolase gene in E. coli. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 173: 231-239.
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  36. Bhattacharyya, N., P.M. Mallik, D. Mallik and R.K. Chaudhuri, 1989. Small angiosperm genome in Solanum nigrum Linn. Nucleus, 32: 80-82.
  37. Bhattacharyya, N., D.K. Mukhopadhyay, I. Chaudhuri and R.K. Chaudhuri, 1986. Repetitive DNA amount in Solanum nigrum genome. Curr. Sci., 55: 569-571.
  38. Chaudhuri, R.K., D.K. Mukhopadhyay, N. Bhattacharyya and I. Chaudhuri, 1985. In vitro labeling of plant DNA with high specific activity. Nucleus, 28: 240-242.