Sujata Maiti Choudhury, PhD


Associate Professor
Department of Human Physiology
Vidyasagar University
West Bengal, India

Biography

Dr. Choudhury was born on 12th July of 1962. She completed her Master’s Degree in Physiology with Biochemistry specialization from University of Calcutta, Kolkata in 1986 and M.Phil degree in Environmental Science in 1988. She was awarded ICMR Junior Research Fellowship (July, 1987-July 1990) from Indian Council of Medical Research, Govt. of India in the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She was awarded Doctor of Philosophy in 1995 on Comparative assessment of Mycotoxin MT81 and its structural analogues in animal from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She started her professional carrier at Midnapore College as a Lecturer (1990-2006). In 2006, she joined in the postgraduate department of Human Physiology with Community Health of Vidyasagar University. At present she is an Associate Professor of this department. Till now she supervised one PhD thesis and eleven post-graduate students are working under her guidance towards PhD degree in this department. She has completed one DRDO (LSRB) major project and is now leading one UGC major project, one UGC innovative research project and one DST-INSPIRE student project. She is working on toxicological and molecular studies on mycotoxins and synthetic pyrethroids; Cancer therapeutics; Molecular drug development by nanomaterials, phytomolecules and mycotoxins; Women’s health and nutritional status. She has some good quality research publications in peer reviewed journals.

Research Interest

Her Research interest includes: Toxicological and molecular studies on mycotoxins and some third generation synthetic pyrethroids and amelioration of toxicity by different bioactive compounds. Molecular drug development by nanoconjugates, phytomolecules and mycotoxins: Synthesis of Nanomaterialsand its application in cancer therapy, oxidative stress and in other pathophysiological conditions. Phytochemical analysis, characterization and screening of biomolecules from medicinal plants, fungal species for the management of cancer, oxidative stress and other diseases. Antimicrobial study bynanomaterials andphytomolecules.

Scientific Activities

• (July198 -July 1990) ICMR Junior Research Fellowship: Awarded Junior Research Fellowship from Indian Council of Medical Research, Govt. of India,in the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkataon the Project titled Pharmacological actions of Mycotoxin MT81 and its structural analogues in animals’under the Supervision of Professor Malaya Gupta.
• Travel Award from UGC unassignment grant for participating 3rd conference of South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP-3), 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
• Fellow award from Society for Applied Biotechnology, India
• Shiksha Rattan Puraskar-2012 from India International Friendship Society

Publications

INTERNATIONAL

1. Maity P, Bepari M, Choudhury SM. Evaluation of Antimitogenic and Cytotoxic Potential of AnacardiumoccidentaleLeaf Extracts in Allumcepa Root Tip Cells and Against Sarcoma- 180 Cells. International Journal of Science and Research. 2015; 4(4): 290-293.
2. Maity P, Bepari M, Choudhury SM. Antimitotic, apoptotic and antineoplastic potential of leaf extract of Eupatorium ayapana. International Journal of Phytomedicine. 2015; 7: 69-77.
3. Bepari M, Maity P, Choudhury SM. Inhibition of Ehrlich’s Ascites Carcinoma by the leaf Extracts of Eupatorium ayapana in Swiss Albino Mice. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences. 2015; 6(1): 1274-1281.
4. Bepari M, Maity P, Das T, Choudhury SM. Zinc and αlpha-lipoic acid alleviate cypermethrin induced reproductive toxicity in mature male wistar rat. International J Life Sc&Pharma Research. 2013; VOL4/ISSUE2.
5. Bepari M, Maity P, Sinha B, Choudhury SM. Eupatorium ayapanaleaf extracts enhance antioxidant potential in Ehrlichs ascites carcinoma-bearing Swiss albino mice. International J Life Sc Pharma Research. 2013; VOL3/ISSUE4
6. Das S, De KK, Dey G, et al. Antineoplastic and apoptotic potential of traditional medicines thymoquinone and diosgenin in squamous cell carcinoma. PLoS ONE. 2012; 7(10): e466 4 1. doi:10.1371/journal.pone. 0 046641.
7. Das S, De KK, Bharti R, Choudhury SM, Maiti S, Mandal M. PKI 166 induced redox signalling and apoptosis through activation of p53, MAP Kinase and caspase pathway in epidermoid carcinoma. J ExpTherOncol . 2012; 10(2): 139-153.
8. Choudhury SM, Gupta M, Majumder UK. Toxicological potential of mycotoxin MT81 and its benzoylated derivative on testicular spermatogenesis and steroidogenesis in mature male Wistar albino rats. Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods. 2011; 1–8. doi: 10.3109/15376516.2011.552535
9. Ray S, Ghosh T, Mondal PC, et al. Knowledge and information on psychological, physiological and gynaecological problems among adolescent schoolgirls of eastern India. Ethiop J Health Sci. 2011; 21(3): 183-189.
10. Choudhury SM, Gupta M, Majumder UK. Antineoplastic activities of MT81 and its structural analogue in Ehrlich ascites carcinoma-bearing swiss albino mice. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. 2010; 3(1): 61-70. doi: 10.4161/oxim.3.1.10495.
11. Ghosh R, Jana K, Choudhury SM. Role of taurine in mitigating the toxic effects of lambda cyhalothrin on haematological parameters of Wistar rat. Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods.
12. Bepari M, Maity P, Choudhury SM. Antiproliferative, apoptoticandantioxidant potential of aqueous extract of Anacardiumoccidentale Linn. Against Dalton’s Ascitic Lymphoma (DAL) in vitro and in vivo. J Ethnopharmacology.
13. Ghosh R, Choudhury SM. Lambda Cyhalothrin-induced ovarian oxidative stress in rat and its attenuation bytaurine. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity.
14. Pradhan A, Maity P, Bepari M, Choudhury SM. Green gold nanoparticles of indole-3-carbinol induces cytotoxic and genotoxic effects on EAC cell. RSC Advances.
15. Maiti Choudhury S, Gupta M, Majumder UK. Mycotoxin MT81 and its benzoylated derivative exhibit potential antisteroidogenic activities in prepubertal female Wistar rat. Toxicol Forensic Med Open J. 2016; 1(1): 1-8. doi: 10.17140/TFMOJ-1-101
16. Das T, Pradhan A, Ghosh R, Paramanik A, Maiti Choudhury S. Effects of exposure to cypermethrin on the onset of puberty and ovarian biomarkers in female prepubertal rat: Atenuating role of zinc. Toxicol Forensic Med Open J. 2016; 1(1): 32-41. doi: 10.17140/TFMOJ-1-106
17. Ghosh R, Das T, Paramanik A, Maiti Choudhury S. Lambda cyhalothrin elicited dose response toxicity on haematological, hepatic, gonadal and lipid metabolic biomarkers in rat and possible modulatory role of taurine. Toxicol Forensic Med Open J. 2016; 1(2): 42-51. doi: 10.17140/TFMOJ-1-107

NATIONAL

1. Das T, Bepari M, Maity P, Ghosh R, Pathak TK, Choudhury SM. Evaluation of the hepatotoxic potential of cypermethrin in mature male Wistar rat by intraperitoneal route. Indian J of Biological Sciences. 2010; Vol. 16: 19-28.
2. Choudhury S M, Roy G, Gupta M, Majumder UK. The central nervous system depressant activities of Mycotoxin MT81 and its Acetylated and Benzoylated analogues. Al Ameen J Med Sci, 2008; 1(2): 101-111.
3. Mazumder UK, Gupta M, Choudhury SM, Saha AK. Antileishmanial activities of mycotoxin MT81 and its derivatives. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. 1993; 31: 888-890.
4. Choudhury SM, Rana MP, Chatterjee TK, Mazumder UK, Gupta M. Antimicrobial activities of mycotoxin MT81 and its structural derivatives. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. 1992; 30: 140-141.
5. Maiti Choudhury S, Gupta M, Majumder UK. Mycotoxin MT81 and its benzoylated derivative exhibit potential antisteroidogenic activities in prepubertal female Wistar rat. Toxicol Forensic Med Open J. 2016; 1(1): 1-8. doi: 10.17140/TFMOJ-1-101