• Congratulation Dr. Das & Dr. Majumder for the paper in J Biomol Struct Dyn 2022
  • SSBTR is 80G Certified Society
  • SSTR members published a policy paper on Translational Research
  • SSBTR received 12A Certificate
  • SSBTR Members published a Policy Paper on Systems Medicine Education for Developing Countries
  • Congratulation SSBTR Members for publishing a Policy Paper on Systems Medicine
  • Congratulation Mr. Dhar & Dr. Majumder for publishing research report on leukemia treatment
  • Here, in this section we will be intermittently displaying the achievements of our hon'ble members so stay tuned and keep watching this space.

Society for Systems Biology & Translational Research

( Regn. No. S/2L/No. 10387 of 2013-14 of West Bengal Act XXVI of 1961 )
( 12A Certificate Memo No. CIT(E)/10E/745/2017-18/18-19/S-0042/0344-46 )
( 80G Order No. ITBA/EXM/S/80G/2018-19/1014606278(1) dated 27/12/2018 )
Founder Member
asesh banerjee
9836138837 | bandoa0001@yahoo.com
44-R Gariahat Road, Flat 5B, Kolkata – 700029
Tuesday, 12th March, 1963
Same as Present Address
USA & India (Born & Overseas)
M.S., Ph.D. (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
Professor of Microbiology
Amity University,Kolkata

Systems Medicine of Tuberculosis

  • Cloning, characterization and examination of pathogenic involvements of the phase-variable genes of Neisseria that are involved in biosynthesis of pilin glycan and lipooligosaccharide
  • Investigation of the putative pilin glycan of Francisella tularensis
  • Pathogenic potentials of mycobacterial surface glycans
  • Variation of gp96 glycosylation between the tissues of different prostate cancers and its
  • Implication in terms of carcinogenesis, as well as antigen presentation
  • Role of aberrant glycosylation in IgA nephropathy

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, New York Medical College (1999-2003)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology, The Rockefeller University, NY (1999-2004)
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology, The Rockefeller University, NY (1995-1999)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY (1994-1995)


I have trained 6 postdoctoral fellows, 12 graduate students and >10 undergraduate researchers. Some of these individuals (e.g., Salil Ghosh, Sherry Supernavage. Jie Zhang, Robert Suriano, Supriya Rane, Mary Philogene, Abdul AlZaharani, Nisha Ganesh, et al.) earned authorships in first-rate international publications. Nisha Ganesh had earned the prestigious Howard Hughes fellowship for her undergraduate work with me. Mary Philogene had earned NIH graduate fellowship for her work with me and Ravi Ganesh had earned NIH undergraduate fellowship for his work in my laboratory. Robert Suriano has recently been awarded Graduate Researcher Award (given to the best graduate researcher each year at NYMC).

  • Consultant, Harsh Medical Center, Kolkata, & Fleming Hospital Center, Kolkata,
  • Dr. Reddys Laboratory (No. 3 world-wide pharmaceuticals), Hyderabad
  • Adhoc consultant, Premas Biotech, Gurgaon, Haryana
  • Member, Board of Directors, Calcutta Institute for Clinical Sciences, Kolkata


1. Suriano R., Ghosh, S.K., Mittelman A., Banerjee A. and Tiwari, R.K. 2009. Sialic acid content of tissue specific gp96 and its potential role in modulating gp96-macrophage interactions. (in press) Available in PubMed as e-publication.
2. Suriano R., Ghosh, S.K., Chen, Y., Ashok B.T., Banerjee, A.* and Tiwari, R.K.* 2005. Differences in glycosylation patterns of heat shock protein, gp96: Implications for prostate cancer prevention. Cancer Res., 65 (14): 6466-75. (* both are corresponding authors).
3. Ghosh, S.K., Zhao, J., Philogene, M.C., AlZaharani, A., Rane, S. and Banerjee, A. 2004. Pathogenic consequences of Neisseria gonorrhoeae pilin glycan variation. Microbes Infect., 6: 693-701.
4. Banerjee, A. and Ghosh, S.K. 2003. The role of pilin glycan in neisserial pathogenesis. Mol. Cell. Biochem., 253: 179-190.
5. Banerjee, A., Wang, R., Parker, J., Supernavage, S., Ghosh, S.K., Ganesh, N.F., Wang, P.G., Gulati, S., and Rice, P.A. 2002. Implications of phase-variation of a gene (pgtA) encoding a pilin galactosyl transferase in gonococcal pathogenesis. J. Exp. Med., 196 (2):147-62.
6. Minor, S.Y., Banerjee, A. and Gotschlich, E C. 2000. Effect of alpha-oligosaccharide phenotype of Neisseria gonorrhoeae strain MS11 on invasion of Chang conjunctival, HEC-1-B endometrial, and ME-180 cervical cells. Infect. Immun., 68: 6526-6534.
7. Banerjee, A., Wang, R., Uljon, S., Rice, P.A., Gotschlich, E.C. and Stein, D.C. 1998. Identification of the gene (lgtG) encoding the lipooligosaccharide beta-chain synthesizing glucosyl transferase from Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., 95: 10872-10877.
8. Banerjee, A., Sugantino, S., Sacchettini J.C. and Jacobs, W. R., Jr. 1998. mabA gene from the inhA operon of Mycobacterium tuberculosis codes for a 3-ketoacyl reductase that fails to confer isoniazid resistance. Microbiology, 144: 2697-2704.
9. Kapur, V., Hamrick, M.R., Li, L.L., Plikaytis, B.B, Shinnick, T.M., Telenti, A., Jacobs, W.R., Banerjee, A., Cole, S.T., Yam, W.C., Claridge, J.E., Kreiswirth, B.N., and Musser, J.M. 1995. Rapid Mycobacterium species assignment and unambiguous identification of mutations associated with antimicrobial resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis by automated DNA sequencing. Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med., 119: 131 - 138.
10. Banerjee, A., Dubnau, E., Quémard, A., Balasubramanium, V., Um, K.S., Wilson, T., deLisle, G., Collins, D. and Jacobs, W.R. 1994. inhA, a gene encoding a common target for isoniazid and ethionamide in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Science, 263: 227-230.
11. Brunhuber, N.M.W., Banerjee, A., Jacobs, W.R. and Blanchard, J.S. 1994. Cloning and sequencing of Rhodococcus L-phenylalanine dehydrogenase with potential evolutionary implications. J. Biol. Chem., 269: 16203-16211.
12. Heym, B., Honore, C., Truffot-Pernot, A., Banerjee, A., Schurra, C., Jacobs, W.R., van Embden, J.D.A., Grosset, J.H. and Cole, S.T. 1994. On the molecular basis of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Lancet, 344: 293-298.


1. Banerjee, A. and Jacobs, W.R. 1994. Molecular genetic analysis of the inhA region from different mycobacteria. Proc. of the 29th U.S.-Japan Jt. Conf. on Tuberculosis. pp. 201 - 204.
2. Banerjee, A., Dubnau, E., Quémard, A., Balasubramanium, V., Um, K.S., Wilson, T., Collins, D. and Jacobs, W.R. 1993. inhA, a novel gene of Mycobacterium tuberculosis that confers resistance to isoniazid and ethionamide. Proc. of the 28th U.S.-Japan Jt. Conf. on Tuberculosis. pp. 196-201.


1) 2006 NYMC author recognition award,
2) 2005 NYMC author recognition award,
3) 2003 Certification of Appreciation Award from University of Maryland, Dept of Veterinary Med, Univ. of Maryland,, MD,
4) 2002, Discovery Center for Cell and Molecular Biology Recognition Award,
5) 1994, Sue Golding Award, Albert Einstein College of Medicine,
6) 1994, ASM Students Travel Grant Award, American Society for Microbiology,
7) 1993, ASM Students Travel Grant Award, American Society for Microbiology,
8) 1987, Calcutta University Gold Medal in Biochemistry, University of Calcutta, INDIA,
9) 1979, National Scholarship, Government of India.

1. NIH R01 grant titled "Roles of Pilin Glycan in Pathogenesis of N. gonorrhoeae" (No.: AI 47219). From 08/01/01 thru 06/30/07.

2. NIH supplemental grant award for training graduate students from underrepresented minority communities. 2001-2003.

3. NIH supplemental grant award for training undergraduate students from underrepresented minority communities. 2002-2003.

PATENT: Jacobs, W.R., Jr. and Banerjee, A. Use of the genes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium smegmatis which confer isoniazid resistance to treat tuberculosis and to assess drug resistance. Filed May 7, 1993. Licensed by Glaxo, June 1998.

1) February, 2010 Reddy Laboratories, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
2) October, 2010 Premas Biotech, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
3) September, 2006 Fifteenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Cairns, AUSTRALIA
4) November, 2004 Fourteenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Milwaukee, WI
5) April, 2003 Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
6) March, 2003 Dental School, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
7) February, 2003 College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
8) September 2002 Thirteenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Oslo, NORWAY
9) November, 2000 Twelfth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Galveston, TX
10) November, 1998 Eleventh International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Nice, FRANCE
11) August, 1995 Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, Bangalore, INDIA
12) June, 1995 NIAID Drug Discovery Meeting, Bethesda, MD
13) October, 1994 Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, INDIA
14) August, 1994 Twenty-Ninth U.S.-Japan Joint Conference on Tuberculosis and Leprosy, Kyoto, JAPAN
15) September, 1993 Albany Conference on Molecular Mechanism of Drug Resistance, Albany, NY
16) July, 1993 Twenty-Eighth U.S.-Japan Joint Conference on Tuberculosis and Leprosy, Bethesda, MD
17) May, 1993 American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA
18) June, 1992 NIAID Drug Discovery Meeting, Bethesda, MD
19) May, 1991 American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX

1) American Society for Microbiology
2) Society for Glycobiology

Visiting Professor, West Bengal State University, Barasat, West Bengal, INDIA

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