Principal Investigator

Dr. Amirul Mallick, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor

Dr.Aamirul Islam Mallick


Dr. Mallick received his Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology from Aligarh Muslim University, India in 2008.
His research interest is primarily focused on understanding the mechanism of molecular components involved in host-pathogen interaction as an important step toward developing effective control measures against emerging pathogens.
Mucosal surfaces are the primary entry portals for many pathogens and possess a unique immune system that tightly controls the balance between responsiveness (immunity) and non-responsiveness (tolerance). To this end, his research group focuses on studying the role of virulence repertories of emerging mucosal pathogens such as the Influenza virus and Campylobacter jejuni in modulating host responses and exploring their potential as future vaccine candidates. To date he has guided 3 PhD students, 6 BS-MS, 2 MS (research) students in the last 7 years. Currently, his laboratory is home to one Post Doctoral fellow, 8 Ph.D. students and 1 BS MS student.




PhD Scholars

Chandan Gorain (UGC-SRF; 2017-)

Ankita Singh

PhD research topic: Studying the functionality of Bacterial Surface Exposed Colonization Protiens (SECPs) to extrapolate their potential as mucosal vaccine against Campylobacter jejuni.

Publication: Vaccine, 2020; Gut Pathogens, 2021.






Subhadeep Gupta (UGC-SRF; 2018-)

Ankita Singh

PhD research topic: Understanding the role of bacterial Type Six Secretion System (T6SS) associated functional proteins in host pathogenicity and self survival.

Publication: Applied Nanoscience, 2021; iScience, 2021; STAR Protocols, 2022.






Sucharita Bhowmick (UGC-SRF; 2020-)

Ankita Singh

PhD research topic: Studying the immuno-therapeutic potential of cytokines against Influenza Type A Virus (IAV) infections in chickens

Publication: Molecular Immunology, 2021.







Afruja Khan (UGC-SRF; 2020-)

Aritraa Lahiri

PhD research topic: Naturally secreted outer membrane vesicles of Campylobacter jejuni: Role in host-microbe interaction.

Publication: ACS Infectious Diseases, 2021; ACS Infectious Diseases, 2023.






Aparna Varma (CSIR-SRF; 2020-)

Aritraa Lahiri

PhD research topic: Interferon (Type III)-armed Immune-based Prophylactic Approaches against Emerging Respiratory Viruses.

Publication: The Microbe, 2023; Gut Pathogens, 2023.







Prakash Biswas (CSIR-SRF; 2021-)

Aritraa Lahiri

PhD research topic: Understanding the role of bacterial adhesion in differential host responses and beyond

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Sushmita Das (CSIR-SRF;2021-)

Aritraa Lahiri

PhD research topic: Bioengineering Bacterial Extracellular Vesicles (BEVs) as a multifunctional oral delivery platform for biomedical applications.

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Sandeep Yadav(PhD JRF)(2022-)

Aritraa Lahiri

PhD research topic: Functional interplay between Type III INFs and Type A influenza A Virus-infection

Publication: Gut Pathogens, 2023.






Sushmita Das (CSIR-SRF;2021-)

Aritraa Lahiri

PhD research topic: Bioengineering Bacterial Extracellular Vesicles (BEVs) as a multifunctional oral delivery platform for biomedical applications.

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Subham Yadav (iPhD-IISERK)(2024-)

Aritraa Lahiri

Research topic: Understanding the role of secretomics in pathogenecity of Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

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Dr. Prasenjit Paria, Ph.D. (Microbiology) (Post Doctoral Fellow)(2023-)

Aritraa Lahiri

Research topic: Understanding the role of secretomics in pathogenecity of Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

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Former members


Aparna OM (BS-MS, 2022)

Current Position: Graduate student at MCDB program at the Ohio State University, USA (2023-)

Dr. Ankita Singh (Ph.D. 2015-2020)

Current Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, Texas, United States.

Dr. Aritraa Lahiri (Ph.D. 2015-2020)

Current Position: Grant Advisor, DBT-Wellcome Trust India Alliance

Dr. Sudipta Bhattacharyya, PhD (CSIR-RA-2018)

Current Position: Research Scientist, PI Industries Ltd., Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Mr. Avinash Sharma, MS student (2015-2017)

Current Position: Ph.D. Scholar at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev, Israel.

Kairun Nisaa, MS student (2015-2017)

Current Position: Ph.D. Scholar at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev, Israel.

Saranya E, BS-MS student (2016)

Current Position: Ph.D. from Department of Clinical Medicine, iNANO associated Bartholins, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Smarpita Gayen, BS-MS student (2015)