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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 group focuses on studying host-pathogen interaction at the mucosal surface and investigating the role of differential host responses against gut pathogens. Since effective host response at the mucosal surface can be achieved by directing memory and effector immune cells to the mucosal membranes through tissue-specific homing receptors, we are interested in understanding the contributions of the individual host cell types and molecules towards infection and immunity. Our current focus is studying the role of virulence repertories of emerging mucosal pathogens such as the Influenza virus and Campylobacter jejuni in inducing effective host response and exploring their potential as future vaccine candidates.

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. Borah, Shakira Tabassum; Das, Bishnu; Biswas, Prakash; Mallick*, Amirul I. and Gupta*, Parna. 2023."Aqua-friendly organometallic Ir-Pt complexes: pH responsive AIPE guided imaging of bacterial cells." Dalton Transactions (Royal Society of Chemistry), X, 10
  2. Gupta, Subhadeep; Khan, Afruja; Biswas, Prakash; Mondal, Krishanu; Das, Dipjyoti; Sharif, Shayan and Mallick*, Amirul I.. 2022."A combined protocol for isolation of T6SS-positive Campylobacter jejuni and assessment of interspecies interaction." STARR Protocols (CellPress), 3, 2101368
  3. Gupta, Subhadeep; Ray, Soumyadipta; Khan, Afruja; China, Arkaprabha; Das*, Dipjyoti and Mallick*, Amirul I.. 2021."The cost of bacterial predation via type VI secretion system leads to predator extinction under environmental stress." iScience, 24, 1-19
  4. Lahiri, Aritraa; Bhowmick, Sucharita; Sharif, Shayan and Mallick*, Amirul I.. 2021."Pre-treatment with chicken IL-17A secreted by bioengineered LAB vector protects chicken embryo fibroblasts against Influenza Type A Virus (IAV) infection." Molecular Immunology, 140, 106-119
  5. Gorain, Chandan; Khan, Afruja; Singh, Ankita; Mondal, Samiran and Mallick*, Amirul I. 2021."Bioengineering of LAB vector expressing Haemolysin co-regulated protein (Hcp): a strategic approach to control gut colonization of Campylobacter jejuni in a murine model." Gut Pathogens, 13, -

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