Dr. Abhinaba Sinha

Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Zoology
Qualification: M.Sc. (C.U ; 2009), Ph. D. (C.U; Zoology, 2016)
Area of Specialization: Cell Biology, Genetics
E-mail: abhinaba.sinha307@gmail.com

Research Interest

Cancer Cell Biology

Research Publications

1. Arpita Banerjee, Kaushik Banerjee, Abhinaba Sinha, Satyajit Das, Saikat Majumdar, Subrata Majumdar, Soumitra Kumar Choudhuri*.
A zinc Schiff base complex inhibits cancer progression both in vivo and in vitro by inducing apoptosis.
Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology (2017) 56, 383-392.

2. Abhinaba Sinha, Kaushik Banerjee, Arpita Banerjee, Avijit Sarkar, Manisha Ahir, Arghya
Adhikary, Mitali Chatterjee, Soumitra Kumar Choudhuri*
Induction of apoptosis in human colorectal cancer cell line, HCT-116 by a vanadium- Schiff base complex.
Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy (2017) 92, 509–518.

3. Kaushik Banerjee#, Soumya Basu#, Satyajit Das, Abhinaba Sinha, Manas Kumar Biswas. Soumitra Kumar Choudhuri*. # equal contribution
Induction of intrinsic and extrinsic apoptosis through oxidative stress in drug resistant cancer by a newly synthesized Schiff base copper chelate.
Free Radical Research, (2016) 50(4), 426-446.

4. Abhinaba Sinha, Kaushik Banerjee, Arpita Banerjee, Satyajit Das, Soumitra Kumar Choudhuri*.
Synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of a novel vanadium complex as a possible anticancer agent.
Journal of Organometallic Chemistry (2014) 772-773, 34-41.

5. Paramita Chakraborty, Satyajit Das, Kaushik Banerjee, Abhinaba Sinha, Susmita Roy, Mitali Chatterjee, Soumitra Kumar Choudhuri*.
A copper chelate selectively triggers apoptosis in myeloid-derived suppressor cells in a drug-resistant tumor model and enhances antitumor immune response.
Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology.(2014) 36(2), 165-175.

6. Shilpak Chatterjee, Paramita Chakraborty, Kaushik Banerjee, Abhinaba Sinha, Arghya Adhikary , Tanya Das, Soumitra Kumar Choudhuri*.
Selective induction of apoptosis in various cancer cells irrespective of drug sensitivity through a copper chelate, copper N-(2 hydroxy acetophenone) glycinate: crucial involvement of glutathione.
Biometals (2013) 26, 517–534.

Work History

• 17th October, 2019 onwards: Working as an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Zoology at Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Government College, New Town, Rajarhat. Kolkata 700156.
• July, 2017 to 16th October, 2019 : Worked as an Assistant Professor (Management appointed) in the Department of Zoology at Ramkrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math, Howrah.
• August, 2016 to June 2017: Worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in SERB N-PDF scheme under the supervision of Dr. Rupasri Ain at the department of Cell Biology and Physiology of CSIR-IICB, Jadavpur, Kolkata.
Title of the project is “NOSTRIN, just an eNOS trafficker or a bit more? Unraveling the plausible tumour suppressor ability of NOSTRIN“
• November, 2011 to July, 2016: Worked as a research scholar [JRF (2011-2014) and SRF (February, 2015- July, 2016)] under the supervision of Dr. Soumitra Kumar Choudhuri (Ex) H.O.D of In Vitro Carcinogenesis and Cellular Chemotherapy at Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute.
Title of the thesis is “Induction Of Programmed Cell Death In Cancer Through Novel Compounds – A Possible Approach Of Chemotherapy”.

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