York College / City University of New York
Chakravarti, Deb

Chakravarti, Deb

Director, York College FDA Partnership

Phone: 718-262-2661
Office Location: AC-3F01
Email: dchakravarti@york.cuny.edu

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.

Office Hours

During the present Distance Learning mode: Office Hours provided through Blackboard Ultra or Telephone
Friday (Spring semester - Distance Learning: email dchakravarti@york.cuny.edu to obtain link or telephone number for joining Blackboard session)9:30 am to 11:30 am
Or by appointment (email dchakravarti@york.cuny.edu)


DPhil University of Oxford Protein Chemistry/Immunochemistry [Adviser: Prof. Rodney R. Porter, F.R.S., Nobel Laureate (1972)] 1982 
PhD University of Calcutta Biochemistry 1979 
MS University of Calcutta Biochemistry [First Class - Rank First (Gold Medalist)] 1974 
BS University of Calcutta Chemistry (Honors in Chemistry) [First Class - Rank First (Gold Medalist)] 1972 

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

Publications in Field Of Expertise