Sandip Bhattacharyya, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Center for the Prevention of Preterm Birth

Phone: 513-803-8039


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Inflammation Immunology; Signal Transduction


Dr. Bhattacharyya received his doctoral degree in immunology and cell biology from Jadavpur University, India. His doctoral research shed light on multi-level regulation of host immune responses in experimental visceral leishmaniasis. During his post-doctoral training at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Dr. Bhattacharyya explored critical roles of Interleukin-10 for regulation of Nuclear Factor Kappa B signaling pathway in dendritic cells. Later, at Washington University, St Louis and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Dr. Bhattacharyya uncovered new mechanisms for glucocorticoid actions on Toll-like receptor-induced inflammatory pathways. His findings provided evidence for signal-dependent glucocorticoid sensitivity.  Dr. Bhattacharyya’s study indicated that the spectrum of TLRs activated determines their responsiveness to steroid therapy.

Dr. Bhattacharyya was selected for the Ramanujan Fellowship, 2011, awarded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Education and Training

BSc: Chemistry, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India.

MSc: Biochemistry, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India.

PhD: Cell Biology and Immunology, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India.

Post Doctoral Fellowship: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Senior Scientist: Washington University, Saint Louis, MO / Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.