Amogh A. Sahasrabuddhe

Central Drug Research Institute, India

Amogh A. Sahasrabuddhe has earned his B.S. degree from Lal Bahadur Shastri Degree College, Gonda, UP, India, and moved to CSJM University, Kanpur, UP , India, for the M.Sc. degree in life science. After completing his academic degrees, he joined the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) in the Molecular and Structural Biology Division as a CSIR-Junior Research Fellow. Since the inception at CDRI as a Researcher, he worked on actin-based cytoskeleton in Leishmania parasites which is a causative agent for a wide spread human disease known as leishmaniasis which is a life threat if the infections are established by L. donovani strains. He, for the first time, showed that these parasites contain significant quantities of actin, the existence of which had earlier been debated in trypanosomatid parasites. After finishing his Ph.D. assignment, he joined the same department as a Junior Scientist in the year 2003 where he continued working on actin biology of Leishmania. Currently, Dr. Sahasrabuddhe is serving as a Senior Scientist at CDRI and as an Assistant Professor in the Academy of Scientific and Industrial Research (AcSIR). Dr. Sahasrabuddhe has developed expertise basically in analyzing cellular biology of Leishmania parasites with special emphasis on the cytoskeleton functions. His current research interests are the role of actin and actin-binding/-related proteins in the biogenesis of flagella, cellular differentiation, cell division, and energy metabolism of Leishmania parasites.

Biography Updated on 31 July 2013

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