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Tandra R. Chakraborty
WORK

Science 113

Department of Biology

Adelphi University

One South Avenue,

Garden City, New York 11530

Voice: 516-877-4202

e.mail: chakraborty@adelphi.edu,





EDUCATION
2000-1993 Ph.D.in Biochemistry , University of Calcutta, India

1993-1991 MS. in Biochemistry, University of Calcutta, India

1991-1989 BS. with Honors, University of Calcutta, India
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Research & Teaching
Sept, 2006- present Assistant Professor

Department of Biology, Adelphi University


2000-2006 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurobiology of Aging Labs in Neurobiology and Neuroendocrinology, at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.
2004-2005 Guest Lecturer at Sarah Lawrence College
2003-2004 Adjunct Assistant Professor at Touro College
1998-2000 Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences in Cellular and Molecular Biology, St. John's University, New York.

1997-1998 Senior Scientist, Jawar Institute of Reproductive Infertility, Calcutta, India.

1995-1997 Senior Research Fellow, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, India
1993-1995 Research Officer, Institute of Reproductive Medicine, Calcutta, India.

PUBLICATIONS
Refereed Journal Articles


  1. Roy J.R. , Chakraborty, S., Chakraborty, T.R. Estrogen-like Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Affecting Puberty in Humans- A Review Medical Science Monitor 2009 Jun;15(6):RA137-45. undergraduate student

  2. Chakraborty, S., Sachdev, A., Salton, S.R.J and Chakraborty, T.R. Expression of Estrogen Receptors in the Hypothalamic Arcuate Nucleus of Ob/Ob and Agouti Mice. Brain Research 2008 1089: 21-32 undergraduate student

  3. Chakraborty, T.R., Tkalych, O., Nanno, D., Garcia, A. L., Devi, L.A., Salton, S.R.J. Regulation of VGF and PEN peptides in mouse brain in response to high fat or cold stress conditions. Brain Research 2006 17: 21-32

  4. Chakraborty, T.R., Rajendren, G.V. and Gore, A.C. Expression of the estrogen receptor alpha in the anteroventral periventricular nucleus (AVPV) of hypogonadal (hpg) mice. Experimental Biology & Medicine Jan 2005 230(1): 49-56

  5. Chakraborty, T.R., and Gore, A.C. Aging-related changes in ovarian hormones, their receptors, and neuroendocrine function. Experimental Biology & Medicine 2004 229: 977-87

  6. Chakraborty, T.R., Hof, P., Ng, L. and Gore, A.C. Stereological analysis of expression of estrogen receptor  in hypothalamus and its regulation by aging and estrogen. Journal of Comparative Neurology 2003 466(3): 409-421 undergraduate student

  7. Chakraborty, T.R., Ng, L.  and Gore, A.C. Age-related changes in estrogen receptor beta in rat hypothalamus: a quantitative analysis. Endocrinology 2003 144(9): 4164-4171 undergraduate student

  8. Salama, J., Chakraborty, T.R., Ng, L. and Gore, A.C. Effects of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on estrogen receptor  expression in the antereoventral periventricular nucleus (AVPV). Environmental Health Perspectives 2003 111 (10): 1278-1282 undergraduate students

  9. Chakraborty, T.R., Ng, L. and Gore, A.C. Colocalization and hormone regulation of estrogen receptor alpha and NMDA receptor in the hypothalamus of female rats. Endocrinology 2003 144 (1): 299-305 undergraduate student

  10. Balija, V.S., Chakraborty, T.R. and Haldar, D. Phospholipid synthesizing enzymes of the mitochondrial outer membrane: In search of their catalytic sites. Recent Research Developments in Lipids Research 2001 4: 1-11 graduate student

  11. Balija, V.S., Chakraborty, T.R., Nikonov, A., Morimoto, T., Haldar, D. Identification of two transmembrane regions and a cytosolic domain of rat mitochondrial glycerophosphate acyltransferase. Journal of Biological Chemistry 2000 275 (41): 31668-31673 graduate student

  12. Chakraborty, T.R., Vancura, A., Balija, V.S. and Haldar, D. Phosphatidic acid synthesis in mitochondria: Topography of formation and transmembrane migration. Journal of Biological Chemistry 1999 274(42): 29786-29790 graduate student

  13. Roy, T., Chakraborty, S., Das, H., Chakraborty, B.N. and Bhattacharya, A.K. In vitro induction of nuclear DNA dispersion of ram spermatozoa. Journal Basic Applied Biomedicine 1995 3(3): 25-29


Non-Refereed Papers
1. Roy, T., Chakraborty, S., Karmakar, P., Chakraborty, B.N. and Bhattacharya, A.K. Heterogeneity in nuclear chromatin dispersion of human spermatozoa in vitro. Bulletin, IRM, Calcutta 1995 17: 19-21
Invited Papers and Presentations (last 9 years)


  1. Ng, K., Yong, J., and Chakraborty,T.R Effect of estrogen and leptin in the estrous cycle of ob/ob and ovariectomized mice? American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Abstract 2009 undergraduate student (Undergraduate Travel award)

  2. Chakraborty, T.R., Chu, P., and Chakraborty, S. Effect of Atrazine on the Hypothalamic Cell Line. American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Abstract 2009 graduate student

  3. Loera, M., Chakraborty,T.R. Neuroprotective effect of estrogen on hypoglycemic injury in hypothalamic cells. American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Abstract 2008 graduate student (Minority Graduate Travel award)

  4. Nikita, R., Sachdev, A. and Chakraborty,T.R. Correlation of Estrous cycle with estrogen and leptin levels in ob/ob and Agouti mice. Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Abstract 2008 undergraduate student (Undergraduate Travel award)

  5. Chakraborty,T.R., Loera, L., and Chakraborty, S. What is the pathway by which estrogen promotes the neuroprotective effect on hypoglycemic injury in hypothalamic cell lines Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Abstract 2008 graduate student (Faculty Travel Award)

  6. Chakraborty,T.R., Loera, M., and Chakraborty, S. Neuronal protection from hypoglycemic injury by estrogen. Endocrine Society 2008 graduate student

  7. Akhtar, A. and Chakraborty,T.R, Effect of estrogen, estrogen receptor and neuropeptides on feeding and reproduction. Endocrine Society Abstract 2007 undergraduate student

  8. Sachdev, A. , and Chakraborty,T.R. Cross talk of leptin and estrogen in the neuronal circuits to affect reproduction and feeding circuits. American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Abstract 2007 undergraduate student t(Undergraduate Travel award)

  9. Chakraborty, T.R., and Chakraborty, S. Estrogen receptors in obesity and their signaling pathways. American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Abstract 2007

  10. Chakraborty, T.R., Prunell, G.F., Troy, C.M., Benson, D.L., Salton, S.R.J. Examination of Hippocampal Neuronal Vulnerability to Hypoglycemic Injury Society for Neuroscience Abstract 2005

  11. Chakraborty, S., Salton, S.R., Chakraborty, T.R. Up regulation of Estrogen Receptor-alpha in the Hypothalamic Arcuate Nucleus of Ob/Ob and Agouti Mice Society for Neuroscience Abstract 2005

  12. Chakraborty, S., Cevher, Z., Salton, S.R.J., Chakraborty T.R. Regulation of Estrogen receptors in obesity. Society for Neuroscience Abstract 2004 undergraduate student

  13. Chakraborty, T.R., Nanno, D., Devi L.A., Salton, S.R.J. Regulation of VGF and PEN peptides in mouse brain in response to high fat or cold stress conditions. Society for Neuroscience Abstract 2004

  14. Watson, E.A., Chakraborty, T.R., Mobbs, C.V. and Salton, S.R.J. VGF:Modulation of energy expenditure depends on the autonomic nervous system (ANS) integrity. Keystone Symposia Abstract 2004

  15. Chakraborty, T.R., Rajendran, G. and Gore, A.C. Estrogen receptor (ER)  and ER expression in the AVPV of male and female hypogonadal (hpg) mice: A stereological analysis. Society for Neuroscience Abstract 2003

  16. Chakraborty, T.R., Ng, L. and Gore, A.C. Age-related changes in estrogen receptor beta in rat hypothalamus: a quantitative analysis. American Association of Anatomists Abstract 2003 undergraduate student

  17. Chakraborty, T.R., Ng, L., Sherwood, C.C., Gore, A.C. Colocalization and hormone regulation of estrogen receptor alpha (ER) and NMDA receptor (NMDAR) in the hypothalamus of female rats. Society for Neuroscience Abstract 2002 undergraduate student

  18. Chakraborty, T.R., Hof, P.R., Gore, A.C. Quantitative stereological analysis of expression of estrogen receptor  in hypothalamus during aging. Society for Neuroscience Abstract 2001

  19. Chakraborty, S., Chakraborty, T.R., Haldar, D. An analysis of the lack of mitochondrial glycerophosphate acyltransferase activity in mouse ascites tumor cells. American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2001

  20. Chakraborty, T.R., Juste, D., Onorato, T., Balija, V.S. and Haldar, D. Phosphorylation and dephosphorylation of rat mitochondrial glycerophosphate acyltransferase. American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2000 undergraduate/graduate student

  21. Hussein, S., Chakraborty, T.R. and Haldar, D. Action of polymyxin B on the rat mitochondrial glycerophosphate acyltransferase. American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2000 undergraduate student



Reports published/ presented at Adelphi University


  1. Yong J, Ng K, and Chakraborty TR. Does estrogen and leptin effect the estrous cycle of ob/ob and ovariectomized mice? The Annual Adelphi Research Conference, 2009

  2. Sachdev, A., and Chakraborty, T.R. Regulation of Feeding and Reproduction by Estrogen and Leptin. The Fourth Annual Adelphi Research Conference, 2007

  3. Sachdev, A. and Chakraborty, T.R.. Obesity and Reproduction, Biology Seminar Adelphi University Biology Department 2006-2007

  4. Akhtar, A., and Chakraborty, T. R. Effect of estrogen, estrogen receptor and neuropeptides on feeding and reproduction. The Fourth Annual Adelphi Research Conference, 2007

  5. Akhtar, A., and Chakraborty, T. R. Regulation of Feeding Circuits by Hormones and Neuropeptides. Biology Seminar Adelphi University Biology Department 2006-2007

  6. Loera, M., and Chakraborty T.R. Neuroprotective Effect of Estrogen on Hypothalamic injury in Hypothalamic cells. The Fourth Annual Adelphi Research Conference, 2007

SUBMITTED


  1. Ng, K., Yong, J., and Chakraborty, T.R. Estrous cycle in ob/ob and ovariectomized female mice and its relation with estrogen and leptin Submitted

2. Watson, E. , Okamoto, H., Chakraborty, T.R., Sleeman, M. W., Salton, S. R. Analysis of knockout Mice suggests a Role for VGF in the Control of Fat Storage and Energy Expenditure. PLoS Rebuttal in process
MANUSCRIPT IN PREPARATION
Chakraborty, T.R. Sankar, A., Loera, M., Min, I and Chakraborty, S. Neuroprotective effect of estrogen on hypoglycemic injury in hypothalamic mouse cells.

INVITED SPEAKER
- Invited speaker at the Department of Pharmacology, Stony Brook University, March 2008

- Speaker in the Biology Department Seminar Series, 2008

- Invited speak for the Honors Colloqium, Adelphi University, April (2006)

- Invited speaker, Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, Neurobiology and Behaviour, The Rockefeller University, New York (2002)

- Invited speaker, Department of Neurobiology of Aging Labs, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York (2000)

- Invited guest lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, University of Calcutta, India (2000)

- Speaker in the 3rd National Congress on Assisted Reproductive Technology and Advances in Infertility Management, ISAR, Calcutta, India (1997)

- Institute of Reproductive Fertility, invited guest lecturer (1997)

- Speaker in the "Young Scientist Symposium on Frontiers in Reproductive Biology Research", Lucknow, India (1995).

GRANTS



2009 Chakraborty T.R. (P.I) Neuroprotective effect of estrogen. Expected date of submission Oct 2009
2009 Chakraborty, T.R., Coombs, J., Hobbie, L., Schoenfeld, A., Ward, A. (PI) and Weeks, B. from National Science Foundation, Jan 2009.
2007-2010 Chakraborty T.R (P.I) ‘Regulation of Feeding Circuits by Hormones and Neuropeptides and Menopause’ from National Institute of Health for AREA grant. Not funded
2007 Chakraborty, T. R (P.I) “Estrogen receptors (ER) in obesity and their signaling pathways” from Adelphi University, Faculty Development grant. Awarded
2007-2008 Chakraborty, T. R (P.I) ‘Regulation of Feeding Circuits by Hormones and Neuropeptides’ from Adelphi University, Frederick Bettelheim Research Award’. Awarded
2008-2012 Chakraborty, T.R., Christensen, B., Coombs, J., Flynn, K., Hobbie, L.(PI), Kamen, D., Parkin, D., Schoenfeld, A., Ward, A. and Weeks, B (PI).’ Mentoring for success in Biological Research Training,’ from National Science Foundation, October 2006. Not funded.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS
- Judge for undergraduate poster presentation at ASBMB, 2007 & 2008

- SEM Workshop: 10th,11th and 12th July 2007

- Judge for Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, Adelphi University, 2007

- Consultant in ‘Suraksha Infertility Clinic’ (1997-1998)

- Consultant in ‘Jawar Infertility Reproductive Institute’ (1996-1998)

- Consultant in ‘Institute of Reproductive Medicine’ as Research Officer (1995-1997)



HONORS AND AWARDS
- ‘Individual Merit Award’, Adelphi University, 2009

- ‘Faculty Development Career Grant’, Adelphi University, Jan 2008-Dec 2008

- American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Undergraduate Faculty Travel

Award, 2007 & 2008

- Mentor of the student recipient for Undergraduate student Travel Award at ASBMB, 2008

- Mentor of the gradute student recipient for Minority graduate Travel Award at

ASBMB,2007

- ‘Frederick Bettelheim Research Award’, March 1st 2007- Feb 28th, 2008

- American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Undergraduate Faculty Travel Award, 2007

- Mentor of the student recipient for Undergraduate student Travel Award at ASBMB, 2007

- ‘Faculty Development Career Grant’, Adelphi University, Jan 2007-Dec 2007

- Travel Awards in ASBMB/ASPET Meetings: 1999, 2000, and 2001

- Best speaker in oral presentation in 3rd National Congress on Assisted Reproductive Technology and Advances in Infertility Management, Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction (ISAR), Calcutta, India (1997).

- Senior Research Fellowship, Indian Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India (1995).

- Publications have been selected for the ‘Enterprise Biology Software Project’ 2004


ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
2001- till date Member of ‘Endocrine Society’

2000- 2007 Member of ‘Society for Neuroscience’

2001- till date Member of ‘Women in Endocrinology’

1998- till date Member of ‘American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’




SERVICES
Professional
Reviewer in the journal ‘Journal of Neurocytochemistry’

Reviewer in the journal ‘Experimental Biology & Medicine’

Reviewer in the journal ‘Neurobiology of Aging’

Reviewer of chapters from ‘Holt Biology Living Environment’. Publiser Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2006


School/Department
1. Biology Graduate Committee

Role: Member

Start date: Sept. 2007

Committee Chair: Dr. G. Russell


2. One Day events
- Freshmen Orientation July 2009
-Representing Adelphi University at the Freeport Public School Annual Science and

Engineering Fair, May 1st 2009


- Biology Department Representative at the Open House, Oct 19th 2008
-Student Assessment committee July 13, 2007
-Freshmen Orientation July 2007
-One day symposium on ‘Frontier’s in Neuroscience’, Oct 10th, 2007
- Committee member for MS thesis on ‘The role of Nutrition in Early Childhood Caries: A focus on U.S Preschool Children, by Lydia Ocasio-Stroutenburg, Instructor Dr. D. Cooperstein. 2008
- Committee member for MS thesis on ‘Sleep and its role in Memory Consolidation by Michael Hammond, Instructor Dr. C Diakow, 2008


University

1. Senate Committee

Role: Vice Chair of the Senate Executive Committee & Biology Department representative

Start date: Sept, 2009 and 2008

2. Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Role: Member

Start date: Sept. 2007

3. Adelphi Research Conference Planning Committee

Role: Member

Start date: Sept. 2007
4. One Day Events

-Invited member from the senate committee for luncheon and group discussion with President Scott and The Board of Trustee.




WORK LOAD

Teaching
10/02 0105-495-001 Pre-Health Professions Internship

0105-621-001 Endocrinology

0105-622-001 Endocrinology Lab

09/09 ` 0105-203-033 Human Anatomy and Physiology ( Lab )

0105-203-034 Human Anatomy and Physiology ( Lab )

0105-495-001 Pre-Health Professions Internship
09/02 0105-204-006 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure  and Function II ( Lec )

0105-204-022 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure  and Function II ( Lab )

  0105-204-024 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure  and Function II ( Lab )

  0105-204-033 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure  and Function II ( Lab )

  0105-204-032 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure and Function II ( Lab )

  0105-204-033 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure  and Function II ( Lab )
     

08/09 0105-203-003 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure  and Function I ( Lec )

  0105-203-006 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure  and Function I ( Lec )

  0105-203-022 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure and Function I ( Lab )

  0105-203-033 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure and Function I ( Lab )

  0105-203-034 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure and Function I ( Lab )

 

     



08/05 0105-203-010 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure and Function I ( Lec )

  0105-203-011 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure and Function I ( Lab )

  0105-203-012 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure and Function I ( Lab )

     


08/02 0105-204-003 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure  and Function II ( Lec )

  0105-204-006 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure  and Function II ( Lec )

  0105-204-024 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure and Function II ( Lab )

  0105-204-026 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure and Function II ( Lab )

  0105-204-032 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure and Function II ( Lab )

 

     



07/09 0105-203-006 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure  and Function I ( Lec )

  0105-203-024 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure and Function I ( Lab )

  0105-203-027 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure and Function I ( Lab )

  0105-203-033 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure and Function I ( Lab )

  0105-621-001 Endocrinology

 

     



07/05 0105-203-020 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure  and Function I ( Lec )

  0105-203-021 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure and Function I ( Lab )

  0105-203-031 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure and Function I ( Lab )

     


07/02 0105-204-003 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure  and Function II ( Lec )

  0105-204-026 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure  and Function II ( Lab )

  0105-204-027 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure  and Function II ( Lab )

 

     



06/09 0105-203-003 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure  and Function II ( Lec )

  0105-203-026 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure and Function I ( Lab )

  0105-203-027 The Human Body:Scientific  Perspectives on Structure and Function I ( Lab )

 

Research


09/02

  0105-491-013 Directed Readings Estrogen and Estrous Cycle

  0105-799-012 Thesis Research Estrogen; Neuroprotection
08/09 0105-792-005 Directed Readings Estrogen Disrupting Chemicals and Puberty

  0105-798-008 Thesis Research Neuroprotection by Estrogen

  0105-799-003 Thesis Research Endocrine Disruptors
08/02

0105-792-011 Directed Readings Neuroprotection By Estrogen

  0105-793-002 Directed Readings Estrogen Disruptors

  0105-798-005 Thesis Research Estrogen Disruptors

07/09 0105-499-005 Guided Research: Capstone Experience Estrogen and Feeding Circuits

0105-792-006 Directed Readings Estrogen Disruptors

  0105-799-003 Thesis Research Estrogen And Hypoglycemia


07/02 0105-491-012 Directed Readings Endocrine Disruptors

  0105-498-005 Supervised Research Estrogen and Feeding Circuits

  0105-499-003 Supervised Research Obesity and Reproduction

  0105-798-002 Thesis Research Hypoglycemia and Estrogen


06/09 0105-498-012 Independent Study Obesity and Reproduction





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