Rituparna Sinha Roy

Associate Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences (DBS), Chemical Sciences (DCS)
E-mail: rituparna [at] iiserkol.ac.in
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Research Interest:

Research Area: Peptide based therapeutics, Nanomedicine, drug delivery, biomimetic chemistry , chemical biology, supramolecular chemistry, applied biomaterials and cancer biologyRituparna Sinha Roy is interested in using biomimetic design strategies to develope novel molecules and therapeutic approach for biology and medicine. She is integrating protein engineering and nanotechnology for therapeutic purpose, with a special interest in cancer. Her research lies at the interface of chemistry, protein engineering , nanotechnology and medicine. She is developing platform technologies and tools for stabilizing and probing protein structure and function. Her research will focus on engineering stabilized biomolecules for therapy in the context of siRNA delivery, vaccine development and regenerative medicine.

Academic Background:

  1. PhD (Conformational analysis of designed alpha omega hybrid peptides), Molecular Biophysics Unit,IISc (Indian Institute of Science (IISc Bangalore)), 2005
  2. MSc (Physical Chemistry) (Physical Chemistry), Jadavpur University, 1999
  3. BSc(Chemistry Hons) (Chemistry), Jadavpur University, 1997


  1. Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )
  2. Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2011 - 2018)
  3. Postdoc, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School (2007 - 2011)
  4. Postdoc, The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego (2005 - 2007)

Awards and Honors:

  1. Editorial Advisory Board Member of ACS Applied Bio Materials from ACS Applied Biomaterials (2019)
  2. Executive Council Member Indian Chemical Biology from Indian Chemical Biology (2018)
  3. Ramalingaswamy from DBT (2011)
  4. Travel Award from American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, USA (2010)
  5. Postdoctoral Scientist Award from American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, USA (2009)
  6. Best PhD Thesis Award (Shamrao Kaikini Medal) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2006)

Selected Publications:

  1. Biswas, Abhijit; Chakraborty, Kasturee; Dutta, Chiranjit and Mukherjee, Sanchita. 2019."Engineered histidine-enriched facial lipopeptides for enhanced intracellular delivery of functional siRNA to triple negative breast cancer cells.." ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 11, 4719-4736
  2. Chakraborty, Kasturee; Dutta, Chiranjit; Mukherjee, Sanchita; Biswas, Abhijit and Gayen, Paramita. 2018."Engineering Ionophore Gramicidin-Inspired Self-AssembledPeptides for Drug Delivery and Cancer Nanotherapeutics." Advanced Therapeutics (selected for cover page), 1, 1-14
  3. Ghosh, Snehasish and Mukherjee, Sanchita. 2017."Engineered isopeptide bond stabilized fibrin inspired nanoscale peptide based sealants for efficient blood clotting." Scientific Reports, 7, 6509
  4. Dutta, Chiranjit; Chakraborty, Kasturee and Sinha Roy, Rituparna. 2015."Engineered Nanostructured Facial Lipopeptide as Highly Efficient Molecular Transporter. ." ACS Appl Mater Interfaces , 7, 18397
  5. Roy, Rituparna Sinha; Roy, Bhaskar; Sengupta, Shiladitya; Sengupta, Shiladitya and Sengupta, Shiladitya. 2011."Emerging technologies for enabling proangiogenic therapies." Nanotechnology, 22, 494004

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