Banerjee, A.

Dr. Anirban Banerjee

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

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor (2017 – Present) : Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
  • Assistant Professor (2012 – 2017) : Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
  • Principal Investigator (2011 – 2012) : DuPont Knowledge Center, Hyderabad, India


  • Microbiology, Genetic Engineering, Mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis


  • DBT-Wellcome Trust India Alliance Senior Research Fellowship (2023)
  • SERB-STAR award (2023) 
  • Prof. Rita Mulherkar Lecture Award, Indian Society of Cell Biology (2023)
  • Ignite Life Science Foundation Fast Grant Awardee – 2021


  • Bhutda S, Ghosh S, Sinha AR, Santra S, Hiray A, Banerjee A* (2021) Differential ubiquitination as an effective strategy employed by Blood-Brain barrier for prevention of bacterial transcytosis. J Bacteriol, 204(1) (doi:
  • Anil A, Parthasarathy A, Madhavan S, Kim KS, Banerjee A* (2021) Pyruvate oxidase as a key determinant of pneumococcal viability during transcytosis across brain endothelium. J Bacteriol, 203 (24) (doi:
  • Badgujar DC, Anil A, Green AE, Surve MV, Madhavan S, Beckett A, Prior IA, Godsora BK, Patil SB, More PK, Sarkar SG, Mitchell A, Banerjee R, Phale PS, Mitchell TJ, Neill DR, Bhaumik P, Banerjee A* (2020) Structural insights into loss of function of a pore forming toxin and its role in pneumococcal adaptation to an intracellular lifestyle. PLoS Pathogens. 16(11): e1009016. (doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1009016)
  • Surve MV, Bhutda S, Datey A, Anil A, Rawat S, Pushpakaran A, Singh D, Kim KS, Chakravortty D, Banerjee A* (2018) Heterogeneity in pneumolysin expression governs the fate of Streptococcus pneumoniae during blood-brain barrier trafficking. PLoS Pathogens. 14(7): e1007168. (doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1007168). (Featured article in PLoS Pathogens in July, 2018; Ranked as Best Life Science publication from India in 2018 by TNQ Technology and Cell Press)
  • Surve MV, Anil A, Kamath KG, Bhutda S, Sthanam KL, Pradhan A, Srivastava R, Basu B, Dutta S, Sen S, Modi D, Banerjee A* (2016) Membrane vesicles of Group B Streptococcus disrupt feto-maternal barrier leading to preterm birth. PLoS Pathogens. 12: e1005816. (doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005816). (Featured article in PLoS Pathogens in Sept., 2016; Ranked in the top 50 paper published in PLoS Pathogens in 2016, Extensive coverage by international and national press agencies including Science News)