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Chakravarti, Deb

Chakravarti, Deb
Director, York College FDA Partnership and Director, Pharmaceutical Sciences Program
Professor
Chemistry
Areas of Expertise:
  • Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical R&D: Vaccines/Biologics/Biosimilars/Drugs
  • Bioprocessing (Downstream)
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Protein & Analytical Chemistry
  • Proteomics & Biomarkers
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biochemistry
  • Immunology & Infectious diseases
I worked on the human complement proteins involved in host defense at the University of Oxford (with Prof. Rodney Porter, Nobel Laureate) and at The Scripps Research Institute. Later I worked on vaccines as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Subsequently at Wyeth Vaccines (Pfizer), I was involved in the R&D of vaccines against several infectious diseases including application of genomics and proteomics and high throughput identification of bacterial surface proteins as vaccine candidates. I was actively involved in the "well characterization" of some of the most successful conjugate vaccines, such as HibTITER, Meningitec and the blockbuster product Prevnar. Currently my research is focused on the characterization of biomarkers and knowledge discovery using bioinformatics and systems biology approaches, such as organ specific differential proteome profiling (2D gels and LC-MS/MS) to delineate the molecular basis of aging in mouse models.
Education:
DegreeInstitutionFieldDates
PhD University of Oxford Protein Chemistry/Immunochemistry 1982 
PhD University of Calcutta Biochemistry 1979 
MS University of Calcutta Biochemistry 1974 
BS University of Calcutta Chemistry 1972 
Chakravarti, Deb
 

Chakravarti, Deb
Professor
Chemistry