Shibdas Banerjee


Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry, IISER Tirupati


Phone: +91 877 2500 411

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Research Interests

Clinical mass spectrometry imaging, Cancer diagnosis, Disease biomarker discovery, Biocatalysis, Mechanistic organic chemistry, Microdroplet chemistry, and Analytical methodology development.

Educational and Professional Career

  • Ph.D (April 2014): Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India

  • Visiting Fellow (February-May, 2014) TIFR Mumbai, India

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (July, 2014 - June, 2017): Stanford University, USA

  • Assistant Professor (August, 2017 ~): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati, India

Honours and Awards

  • Shimadzu Young Scientist Award-GOLD from Asia Pacific (2014)

  • Ramanujan Fellowship (2018)

  • Early Career Research Award from SERB, DST, Govt. of India (2019)

Selected Publications

  • S. Banerjee, R. N. Zare, R. J. Tibshirani, C. A. Kunder, R. Nolley, R. Fan, J. D. Brooks, and G. A. Sonn, "Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer by Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometric Imaging of Small Metabolites and Lipids," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 2017, 114 (13), 3334-3339. (highlighted in Nature Reviews Urology; doi:10.1038/nrurol.2017.46)

  • S. Banerjee, Y. Yang, I. D. Jenkins, Y. Liang, A. A. Toutov, W. Liu, D. P. Schuman, R. H. Grubbs, B. M. Stoltz, E. H. Krenske, K. N. Houk, and R. N. Zare, "Ionic and Neutral Mechanisms for C - H Bond Silylation of Aromatic Heterocycles Catalyzed by Potassium t-Butoxide," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139 (20), 6880-6887

  • S. Banerjee, C. Basheer, and R. N. Zare, "A Study of Heterogeneous Catalysis by Nanoparticle-Embedded Paper-Spray Ionization Mass Spectrometry," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 12807-12811

  • S. Banerjee and R. N. Zare, "Syntheses of Isoquinoline and Substituted Quinolines in Charged Microdroplet," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 14795-14799.

  • S. Banerjee, "Induction of Protein Conformational Change Inside the Charged Electrospray Droplet," J. Mass Spectrom. 2013, 48, 193-204.


  • General Chemistry (CHM111)
  • Organic Chemistry (CHM221)
  • Medicinal Chemistry (CHM412)
  • Chemistry Laboratory I (CHM122)
  • Chemistry Laboratory III (CHM222)

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