Personal Profile of Dr. Anasuya Roychowdhury

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Dr. Anasuya Roychowdhury
Title : Assistant Professor
School : Basic Sciences
Office (Room No.) : SBS-315
Phone No. (Office) : 674-713-5106
Email : aroychowdhury@iitbbs.ac.in
Research Scholars :
Ph.D. (3 continuing), M.Sc. (1 graduated, 1 continuing)
Courses Taught
An Introduction to Bioscience & Technology [BS2L001] (B.Tech. 3rd semester); Biochemistry [CY7L001] (M. Sc.Chemistry/Ph.D.); Thermodynamics and Chemical Equilibrium [CY5L005] (M.Sc. Chemistry); Literature survey & seminar I [CY5S001] (M.Sc. Chemistry); Chemistry Laboratory [CY5S001] (B.Tech. 1st semester); Advanced Instrumentation Laboratory [CY5P004] (M.Sc. Chemistry); Physical Chemistry Laboratory [CY5L003] (M.Sc. Chemistry).
Research Interests
Pan-cancer analyses; cancer biomarkers; gastrointestinal cancers and gut microbiota; phytochemicals and nanoparticles as antibacterial and anticancer agents.
Degree Discipline Year School
Ph.D Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2009 University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston, Texas, USA
Recent Publication (International Journals) Author(s)/Speaker(s)
Characterization of the Non-catalytic Inhibitory Effect of Ubp6 on Proteasome Function. FASEB J. 27:553.23, 2013.
Roychowdhury, A., Robert J., Lee B.H., Finley, D.
Mechanism of Nucleotide Cofactor Interactions With the RepA Protein of Plasmid RSF1010. Binding Dynamics Studied Using Fluorescence Stopped-Flow Method. Biochemistry. 48(44):10620-36, 2009.
Andreeva, I.E., Roychowdhury, A., Szymanski, M.R., Jezewska M.J., Bujalowski W
Interactions of the E.coli DnaBDnaC Protein Complex with Nucleotide Cofactors. 1. Allosteric Conformational Transitions of the Complex. Biochemistry 48(29):6712-29, 2009.
Roychowdhury, A., Szymanski, M., Jezewska, M.J. and Bujalowski, W
Mechanism of NTP hydrolysis by the Escherichia coli Primary Replicative Helicase DnaB Protein. 2. Nucleotide and Nucleic Acid Specificities. Biochemistry 48(29): 6730-46, 2009.
Roychowdhury, A., Szymanski, M., Jezewska, M.J and Bujalowski, W
The Escherichia coli DnaB Helicase-DnaC Protein Complex: Allosteric Effects in the Nucleic Acid and Kinetic Mechanism of NTP Hydrolysis. 3. Biochemistry 48(29): 6747-63, 2009.
Roychowdhury, A., Szymanski, M., Jezewska, M.J., and Bujalowski, W
Nucleotide Control of Replication Initiation: NTPase Mechanisms of E.coli DnaB-DnaC Complex. Biophysical Journal, vol. 96, issue 3, pp. 209a-209a, 2009.
Roychowdhury, A., Jezewska, M.J. and Bujalowski, W
Accumulation of p-hydroxybenzoic acid in hairy roots of Daucus carota L., J Plant Physiol. 164(10):1358-66, 2007.
Sircar, D., Roychowdhury, A., Mitra,A
Kinetic Mechanisms of the Nucleotide Cofactor Binding to the Strong and Weak Nucleotide-Binding Site of the Escherichia coli PriA Helicase, Biochemistry 45(23):7217-7236,2006.
Lucius, A.L., Jezewska, M.J., Roychowdhury,A. and Bujalowski, W
Academic Honors & Awards
  • Vanderbilt International Research Grant Award by Vanderbilt International Research Grants Program, Vanderbilt University, USA (2015-17).
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (2010).
  • Irma Mendoza Scholarship Award, UTMB, Galveston, Texas (2009).
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) Travel Award, UTMB, Galveston, Texas (2009).
  • The Protein Society Finn Wold Travel Award. The 23rd Annual Symposium of The Protein Society; PROTEINS IN MOTION; Boston, Massachusetts (2009).
  • The Robert A. Welch Award for Excellence in Graduate Research in Chemistry, UTMB, Galveston,Texas (2007).
  • Graduate Assistant Fellowship, UTMB, Galveston, Texas (2004).
  • Qualified GATE in LIFE SCIENCES (2002).
Sponsored Research Project
The Role of Clock ATPase KaiC in the Temporal Control of DNA Replication (2015-17)
Sponsoring Agency: Vanderbilt International Research Grants Program, Vanderbilt University, USA. (completed).
Chemo-mechanistic Physiology and Regulation of KaiC ATPase (2014-16)
Sponsoring Agency:  IIT Bhubaneswar: 
Collaborative project: “Nanostructure Genomics: Designing Functionality of 2-Dimensional Nanostructures and Nano-Bio Interfaces” 
Sponsoring Agency: The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF);  Indian PI: Prof. Saroj K. Nayak; US PI: George Makhatadze.
Professional Experience
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (2010-2013)