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Amirul Islam Mallick

Associate Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences (DBS)
E-mail: amallick [at]
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Research Interest:

My research focuses on studying host-pathogen interaction at the mucosal surface and investigating the role of differential host responses against gut pathogens. Since effective host responses at the mucosal surface can be achieved by directing memory and effector immune cells to the mucosal membranes through tissue-specific homing receptors, my research group is interested in understanding the contributions of the individual host cell types and molecules towards infection and immunity. More specifically, we try to underpin how the virulence repertories of emerging mucosal pathogens such as the Influenza virus and Campylobacter jejuni induce biologically relevant host responses.

Academic Background:

  1. PhD (Biotechnology), Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Unit (Aligarh Muslim University), 2008, Specialization in Molecular Immunology
  2. MVSc (Microbiology and Immunology), Mathura Veterinary College (CSA University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur), 2003
  3. BVSc and A.H. (Veterinary Medicine), Veterinary and Animal Scs. (West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Scs,Kol), 2001


  1. Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata (current)
  2. Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research Kolkata (2014 - 2019)
  3. Post Doctoral Fellow, Sunnybrook Research Institute, University of Toronto, ON, Canada (2010 - 2014)
  4. Post Doctoral Fellow, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada (2008 - 2010)

Awards and Honors:

  1. IVI Course Fellow from International Vaccine Institute, South Korea (2022)
  2. ICMR-DHR International Fellow from Indian Council of Medical Research (2019)
  3. Early Career Research Award from SCIENCE & ENGINEERING RESEARCH BOARD (SERB), India (2016)
  4. Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Fellowship from Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (2012)
  5. ICI - CSI International Travel Award from International Congress of Immunology (ICI) and Canadian Society for Immunology (CSI) (2010)
  6. Senior Research Fellowship from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi (2006)
  7. Post Graduate merit scholarship from CSA University of Agrl. and Technol, Kapnur (2001)
  8. National Merit Scholarship from Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India (1996)

Selected Publications:

  1. Goran, Chandan; Gupta, Subhadeep; Alam, Mahafujul; Hoque, Mehboob; Karlyshev, Andrey V. and Mallick*, Amirul I.. 2024." Identification and functional characterization of putative ligand binding domain(s) of JlpA protein of Campylobacter jejuni." International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 264, 130388
  2. Das, Bishnu; Gupta, Subhadeep; Mondal, Anushka; Kalita, Kalyan Jyoti; Mallick*, Amirul I. and Gupta*, Parna. 2023."Tuning the Organelle-Specific Imaging and Photodynamic Therapeutic Efficacy of Theranostic Mono-andTrinuclear Organometallic Iridium(III) Complexes." Jn of Medicinal Chemistry , 23, 13
  3. Yadav, Sandeep; Varma, Aparna; Muralidharan, Aparna; Bhowmick, Sucharita; Mondal, Samiran and Mallick*, Amirul I.. 2023."The immune-adjunctive potential of recombinant LAB vector expressing murine IFNL3 (MuIFNL3) against TypeA Influenza Virus (IAV) infection." Gut Pathogens, 15, 17
  4. Khan, Afruja; Sardar, Avijit; Tarafdar, Pradip and Mallick*, Amirul I.. 2023."Heterogeneity and compositional diversities of Campylobacter jejuni outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) drive multiple cellular uptake processes." ACS Infectious Diseases, 9, 2325–2339
  5. Varma, Aparna; Bhowmick, Sucharita; Khan, Afruja; Yadav, Sandeep; Gupta, Gaurav and Mallick*, Amirul I. 2023."An efficient UV-C device for photoinactivation of human Corona and Influenza virus: Solution for small-scale reuse of personal protective equipment (PPE)." The Microbe (ELSEVIER), 1, 11

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