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Dr. Somnath Mandal

Head & Assistant Professor

Academic background:
PhD, M.Sc. in Zoology

Joined WBES on: 26/11/2008

Joined Bidhannagar College on: 27/02/2016

Number of Publications: 6

Mobile: 9433734130


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Name of the Colleges served till date
1) Jhargram Raj College
2) Bidhannagar College

Areas of Specialization
1) Parasitology, Enzymology, Biodiversity

Areas of Teaching
1) Parasitology
2) Enzymology
3) Biodiversity

Areas of Research Interests
1) Parasitology
2) Biodiversity

List of Publications (Journal/Proceedings)
1) Mandal, S. (2016). Butterflies of the Rice Research Station and adjoining locality in Chinsurah, West Bengal, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(5): 8804–8813;
2) De D., Datta Chakraborty P., Mitra J., Sharma K., Mandal S., Das A., Chakraborty S., Bhattacharyya D. (2013) Ubiquitin-Like Protein from Human Placental Extract Exhibits Collagenase Activity. PLoS ONE 8(3): e59585. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059585
3) Maity G, Mandal S, Bhattacharjee P, Bhattacharyya D (2011) Thermal detoxification of the venom from Daboia russelli russelli of Eastern India with restoration of fibrinolytic activity. Toxicon. 57(5):747-54. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2011.02.008
4) Mandal S. and Bhattacharyya D. (2008) Two L-amino acid oxidase isoenzymes from Russell’s viper (Daboia russelli russelli) venom with different mechanisms of inhibition by substrate analogs. FEBS Journal 275: 2078–209. doi:10.1111/j.1742-4658.2008.06362.x
5) Mandal S. and Bhattacharyya D. (2007) Ability of a small, basic protein isolated from Russell’s viper venom (Daboia russelli russelli) to induce renal tubular necrosis in mice. Toxicon 50: 236–250. doi:10.1016/j.toxicon.2007.03.018
6) Maity G., Mandal S., Chatterjee A., Bhattacharyya D. (2007) Purification and characterization of a low molecular weight multifunctional cytotoxic phospholipase A2 from Russell’s viper venom. Journal of Chromatography B, 845: 232–243. doi:10.1016/j.jchromb.2006.08.038

List of Publications (Book/Chapter)
1) Somnath Mandal, (2017) Russell’s viper venom components: Therapeutic strategies and uses, in “A comprehensive study of Science” Eds: Roy D. and Roy S. K. Published by Santal Bidroha Sardha Satabarshiki Mahavidyalaya.

List of Lectures in Seminar/Conferences
1) None

On-going or Completed Research Projects
1) Ongoing Project: West Bengal Department of Science and Technology funded Project entitled ‘Biosynthesis of Nanoparticles as Therapeutic Agent using Mangrove and Medicinalplants against Drug Sensitive and Drug Resistant Clinical Isolates of Indian Kala-azar’. The project started on 2019. Acting as PI with Co-PI Dr. Madhumita Manna, Additional Director, Department of Higher Education.
2) Completed project: UGC MRP ( sanctioned on February, 2015 for two years), Project title: Study on seasonal species diversity and population dynamics of butterfly community in four different habitats in tropical moist deciduas sal forest surrounding Jhargram, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India. The project has been completed on 2017.

Awards/Grants received
1) None

Member of Academic Bodies
1) None

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