Saurabh Chatterjee

Director, Environmental Health and Disease Laboratory, University of South Carolina, Columbia., USA

Saurabh Chatterjee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in human physiology from the University of Calcutta, India and completed his Ph.D. degree from the University of Mumbai while working at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center. His Ph.D. thesis focused on the molecular pathology of heat stress and heat stroke induced systemic inflammation. He was the first to identify the role of kinin B1 receptors in the heat stroke pathophysiology. Continuing his work in the area of molecular pathology of systemic inflammatory response related to environmental factors, Dr. Chatterjee accepted the Intramural Research Training Award from NIH and joined the Laboratory of Toxicology and Pharmacology at NIEHS in 2007. His discovery of carboxypeptidase B radical and its implication in systemic inflammation was published in the Journal of Immunology in 2009. His recent work focuses on the molecular mechanisms of environmental toxins and its role in the progression of steatohepatitis of obesity. Along with his Mentor, Dr. Ronald Mason, Dr. Chatterjee led this project in collaboration with the Division of Gastroenterology at the Duke University School of Medicine. The proposal for this project earned Dr. Chatterjee the NIH pathway to Independence Award, (K99/R00) with 3 years of independent funding at a tenure track faculty position (USC Columbia). He has received many awards including two consecutive NIH FARE (Fellows Award for Research Excellence) awards and Young investigator awards from SFRBM and SOT. Dr. Chatterjee serves as a Reviewer for Free Radical Biology and Medicine, PlosOne, ExpBiol Med, and Drug DispMetabtill date.

Biography Updated on 2 December 2014

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