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Chakravarti, Deb

Chakravarti, Deb
Director, York College FDA Partnership
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.
Degree Institution Field Dates
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