Panda, D

Dr. Dulal Panda

Chair Professor

Phone: +(91-22) 2576 7838
Fax: +(91-22) 2572 7760
E-mail: panda [at]
Location: Room No. 401, BSBE Building

Research Interest
Eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell division, microtubule dynamics, mitosis, cancer chemotherapy, FtsZ assembly dynamics, and FtsZ targeted antibacterial drugs and biomolecular spectroscopy

Academic Background

  • Ph. D. (1994), Bose Institute, Kolkata (Biochemistry)

Professional Experience

  • June 2011 – to date: Chair Professor, Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay
  • 2008 March to 2011 May: Head, Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay
  • 2007- till date: Professor, Department of Bioscience and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay
  • 2003 : Associate Professor, School of Bioscience and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay
  • 2000 – 2003: Assistant Professor, School of Bioscience and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay
  • 1998 – 2000: Assistant Research Biologist, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Biophysics Laboratory

Academy Fellowships:

  • Fellow of Indian National Science Academy
  • Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences
  • Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India


  • TATA Innovation Fellowship – DBT India
  • G. N. Ramachandran Gold Medal (CSIR INDIA)
  • DAE-SRC outstanding research investigator award
  • CDRI excellence in drug research
  • S. C. Bhattacharya award excellence in basic sciences IIT Bombay
  • National Biosciences Award, DBT, Govt of India
  • Swarnajayanti Fellowship, DST, New Delhi
  • P. S. Sharma Memorial Award, Society of Biological Chemists
  • Member of  the Guha Research Conference
  • Fogarty International Research Award, National Institute of Health, USA (2001).
Editorial board member
Associate Editor - BMC Cell Biology, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease


  • Ray S, Kumar A and Panda, D. (2013) GTP Regulates the Interaction between MciZ and FtsZ: A Possible Role of MciZ in Bacterial Cell Division, Biochemistry 52, 392-401.
  • Asthana J, Kuchibhatla A, Jana SC, Ray K, Panda D. (2012)  Dynein Light Chain 1 (LC8) association enhances microtubule stability and promotes microtubule bundling. J. Biol. Chem. 287, 40793-40805.
  • Singh P, Jindal B, Surolia A, Panda D. (2012)  A Rhodanine Derivative CCR-11 Inhibits Bacterial Proliferation by Inhibiting the Assembly and GTPase Activity of FtsZ. Biochemistry. 51, 5434-42.
  • Kapoor S, Panda D. (2012) Kinetic stabilization of microtubule dynamics by indanocine perturbs EB1 localization, induces defects in cell polarity and inhibits migration of MDA-MB-231 cells. Biochemical Pharmacology 83:1495-1506.
  • Rai A, Surolia A, Panda D. (2012) An Antitubulin Agent BCFMT Inhibits Proliferation of Cancer Cells and Induces Cell Death by Inhibiting Microtubule Dynamics. PLoS One. 7:e44311

Patents filed: Five