Partho Sarothi Ray

Assistant Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences (DBS)
E-mail: psray [at] iiserkol.ac.in
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Research Interest:

    RNA-binding protein and miRNA-mediated regulation of gene expression in inflammation and cancer, computational and experimental biology of gene expression networks, drug designing for cellular imaging and photo-dynamic therapy, molecular evolution


Academic Background:
  1. PhD (Molecular virology), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2005


Positions:
  1. Post-doctoral fellow, The Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic (2004 - 2008)
  2. Assistant Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )


Awards and Honors:
  1. Sreenivasaya Medal from department of Microbiology and Cell Biology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2005)
  2. The F. Merlin Bumpus Scientist of the Year Award from Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA (2007)
  3. Lower Award from Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA (2007)
  4. Tarazi Award from Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA (2007)
  5. Elsa Albrecht Fellow Award (Second position) from Department of Cell Biology, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA (2007)
  6. The Elsa Albrecht Fellow Award from Department of Cell Biology, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA (2008)
  7. 3. Symposium Fellowship Award from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories (2009)
  8. 2. Associate, Indian Academy of Sciences from Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (2010)
  9. 1. DBT-Wellcome Trust India Alliance Intermediate Fellowship from DBT-Wellcome Trust India Alliance (2010)


Selected Publications:
  1. Mandal, Soumik; Poria, Dipak Kumar; Ghosh, Ritabrata; Ray, Partho Sarothi and Gupta, Parna. 2014. "Development of a cyclometalated iridium complex with specific intramolecular hydrogen-bonding that acts as a fluorescent marker for the endoplasmic reticulum and causes photoinduced cell death." Dalton Transactions, 43, 17463
  2. Yao, Peng; Potdar, Alka A; Arif, Abul; Ray, Partho Sarothi; Mukhopadhyay, Rupak; Willard, Belinda; Xu, Yichi; Yan, Jun; Saidel, Gerald M and Fox, Paul L. 2012. "Coding region polyadenylation generates a truncated tRNA synthetase that counters translation repression.." Cell, 149, 88-100
  3. Ray, Partho Sarothi; Sullivan, James C; Jia, Jie; Francis, John; Finnerty, John R and Fox, Paul L. 2011. "Evolution of function of a fused metazoan tRNA synthetase." Molecular Biology and Evolution, 28, 437-447