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


  • JC Bose National Fellowship, DST 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


  • Srivastava S and Panda D. (2018) A centrosomal protein STARD9 promotes microtubule stability and regulates spindle microtubule dynamics Cell Cycle; 17, 2052-2068.
  • Kapoor S, Srivastava S, Panda D (2018). Indibulin dampens microtubule dynamics and produces synergistic antiproliferative effect with vinblastine in MCF-7 cells: Implications in cancer chemotherapy Sci Rep.; 8(1):12363.
  • Bhattacharya D, Sinha K, Panda D (2018). Mutation of G51 in SepF impairs FtsZ assembly promoting ability of SepF and retards the division of Mycobacterium smegmatis cells Biochem J.; 475:2473-2489.
  • Srivastava S, and Panda D (2017). A centrosomal protein FOR20 regulates microtubule assembly dynamics and plays a role in cell migration. Biochem J., 474, 2841-2859.
  • Battaje RR, and Panda D (2017) Lessons from Bacterial Homolog of Tubulin, FtsZ for Microtubule Dynamics. Endocr Relat Cancer. 24, T1-T21. doi: 10.1530/ERC-17-0118.
  • Chaudhary, V., Venghateri, J.B., Dhaked, H.P., Bhoyar, A.S., Guchhait, S.K. and Panda, D (2016) Novel combretastatin-2-aminoimidazole analogues as potent tubulin assembly inhibitors: exploration of unique pharmacophoricimpact of bridging skeleton and aryl moiety. J Med Chem.59, 3439-3451.

Patents filed: Five