Raju Mukherjee

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Assistant Professor

Department of Biology, IISER Tirupati

Email: raju.mukherjee [AT] iisertirupati.ac.in

Phone: +91 877 2500 441

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Research Interests

Integrative mycobacterium biology, Anti-mycobacterial drug discovery, Mass spectrometry based microbial proteomics, High density transposon mutagenesis

Educational and Professional Career

  • Ph.D (2007): Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

  • Associate Research Investigator (2008-2011): Biocon Research Centre, Bangalore

  • Scientist (2011-2013): Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-EPFL, Lausanne

  • Senior Post Doctoral Research Fellow (2013-2016): UCT-Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Cape Town

  • Assistant Professor (April, 2016 ~): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati, India

Selected Publications

  • Majumdar G., Mbau R., Singh V., Warner D F, Dragset M. & Mukherjee, R*, “Genome-wide transposon mutagenesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium smegmatis.”, Book chapter in "In Vitro Mutagenesis: Methods and Protocols", Methods in Mol. Biol. In Press, 2016.

  • Kolly, GS., Mukherjee, R., Kilacskova, E., Abriata, LA., Raccaud, M., Blasko, J., Sala, C., Dal Peraro, M., Mikusova, K. & Cole, ST., " GtrA protein Rv3789 is required for arabinosylation of arabinogalactan in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.", J. bacteriol. 197(23) , 3686-97, (2015).

  • Brecik, M., Centárová, I., Mukherjee, R., Kolly, G S. Huszár, S., Bobovska, A., Kilacsková, E., Mokošová, V., Svetlikova, Z., Šarkan, M., Neres, J., Korduláková, J., Cole, ST. & K. Mikušová., " DprE1 is a vulnerable tuberculosis drug target due to its cell wall localization.", ACS Chem Biol 10(7)., 1631-6 (2015).

  • Singh, V., Brecik, M., Mukherjee, R., Evans, J C., Svetlíková, Z., Blackburn, J., Warner, DF., Mikušová, K. & Mizrahi, V., " The Complex Mechanism of Antimycobacterial Action of 5-Fluorouracil ", Chemistry and Biology, 22(1), 63-75 (2015).

  • Mukherjee R*, Chatterji D., "Glycopeptidolipids: immuno-modulators in greasy mycobacterial cell envelope.", IUBMB Life 64(3), 215-25 (2012).

Teaching

  • BIO-121: Biology Lab I: Basic Biology (Monsoon, 2016)

  • BIO-102 Introductory Biology II: Cellular and Molecular Biology (Spring, 2017)

Open Positions

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