Banerjee, A.

Dr. Anirban Banerjee
Associate Professor

Phone: +(91-22) 2576 7794
E-mail: abanerjee [at]
Location: Room No. 201, BSBE Building
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Research Interest

  • Bacterial Pathogenesis, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Cellular Immunity

Academic Background

  • B.Sc. : Calcutta University, 1998
  • M.Sc.: Punjabi University, 2000
  • Ph.D.: NIPER, 2005


  • DAAD Fellowship (2004)
  • CSIR Fellowship (2001 – 2005)

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor (2012 – Present) : Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay, Mumbai, India
  • Principal Investigator (2011 – 2012) : DuPont Knowledge Center, Hyderabad, India
  • Postdoctoral Scientist (2008-2011) : Center for Microbial Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, USA
  • Postdoctoral Scholar (2006 -2007) : University of South Dakota, Vermillion, USA


  • Banerjee A, Kim B, Carmona E, Cutting A, Gurney M, Carlos C, Prasadarao N, Feuer R, Doran KS (2011) Bacterial Pili exploit integrin machinery to promote immune activation and efficient blood-brain barrier penetrationNature Commun. 2: 464 (doi: 10.1038/ncomms1474).
  • Banerjee A, van Sorge NM, Sheen TR, Uchiyama S, Mitchell TJ, Doran KS (2010) Activation of brain endothelium by pneumococcal neuraminidase NanA promotes bacterial internalization Microbiol.12: 1576 -1588.
  • Lembo A, Gurney MA, Burnside K, Banerjee A, Reyes M, Connelly JE, Lin WJ, Jewell KA, Vo A, Renken CW, Doran KS, Rajagopal L (2010) Regulation of CovR expression in Group B streptococcus impacts blood-brain barrier penetration Microbiol.77: 431-443.
  • Uchiyama S, Carlin AF, Khosravi A, Weiman S,Banerjee A, Quach D, Hightower G, Mitchell TJ, Doran KS, Nizet V (2009) The surface anchored NanA protein promotes pneumococcal brain endothelial cell invasion Exp. Med. 206: 1845-1852.
  • Zhang J*, Banerjee A*, Biswas I (2009) Transcription of clpP is enhanced by a unique tandem repeat sequence in Streptococcus mutans Bacteriol.191: 1056-1065 (*Equal contribution).
  • Banerjee A, Biswas I (2008) A markerless multiple gene deletion system for Streptococcus mutans Environ. Microbiol. 74: 2037-2042.