Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Assistant Professor , Pharmaceutical Sciences and Tech
M.S., Ph.D., R.Ph.
Contact Address
Residence Address 14 A Amrita Banerjee Road, Kolkata:700026, India
Permanent Address Quarter No: DII/27 Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra Ranchi - 835215, Jharkhand, India
Phone (Office) 06512275444
Phone Residence 7250001584
Email Id
   Joined Institute on : 5-Mar-2012

  Work Experience
Teaching : 8 Years

Research : 14 Years

Individual: 14 Years

  Professional Background

Research Assistant, University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks, ND USA 2003-05

Research Assistant, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska USA 2005-09

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of California, San Diego USA 2009-11

Associate Professor in Pharmacology Gupta College of Technological Sciences Asansol. March 2011-Feb 2012

Assistant Professor Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology, BIT, Mesra, Ranchi. March 2012-present

  Research Areas

Type 2 Diabetes and metabolic syndrome associated neurological complications

Screening of Natural compounds against neuropsychiatric disorders and alcohol addiction.

Gut bacteria in health and disease

  Award and Honours

 i) Interdisciplinary Research Fellow in NeuroAIDS University of California, San Diego, CA, USA  2009-11

ii) Travel Award for Americal Neurological Society Annual Symposium, San Francisco, CA, USA 2010

iii) Prof. M.L. Khorana IJPS Best paper award for the year 2017 by Indian Pharmaceutical Association



Mehta B, Banerjee S. Minocycline reverses diabetes-associated cognitive impairment in rats. Pharmacol Rep. 2019; 71(4): 713-720 

Roy Sarkar S, Banerjee S. Gut microbiota in neurodegenerative disorders J Neuroimmunol. 2019 9;328:98-104

Mehta BK, Singh KK, Banerjee S.  Effect of Exercise on Type 2 Diabetes associated cognitive impairment in rats. Int J Neurosci. 2019; 31:1-12


Biswas A, Banerjee S. Effect of Valeriana wallichii on alcohol addiction in mice. Phcog Mag 2018; 14:613-8

Bagchi S, Jayaprakash V, Rathee P, Banerjee S. Farnesyl Transferase Inhibitors as Potential Anticancer Agents. Mini Rev Med Chem. 2018,18(19):1611-23

Mukherjee A, Mehta BK, Sen KK and Banerjee S. Metabolic syndrome associated cognitive decline in mice: Role of minocycline. Indian J.Pharmacol 2018, 50(2):61-68

Mukherjee A, Sen KK and Banerjee S. Effect of Metabolic syndrome on anxiety in mice Indian J. Pharm. Sci 2018. 2018, 80(3):453-459

Thakur A, Roy A, Ghosh A, Chabra M and Banerjee S. Abiraterone acetate in the treatment of prostate cancer. Biomed Pharmacother 2018, 101:211-18

Joshi PC, Banerjee S. Effects of glucocorticoids in depression: Role of astrocytes. AIMS Neuroscience 2018. 5 (3): 200–210.

Mukherjee A and Banerjee S. Effect of Metabolic syndrome on depression in mice. Indian J Pharm Educ 2018, 51(4s):s645-s652


Mehta BK and Banerjee S Characterisation of Cognitive impairment in Type 2 Diabetic Rats. Indian J. Pharm. Sci. 2017;79(5):785-793  

Heba M, Faraz S, Banerjee S. Effect of shankhpushpi on alcohol addiction in mice, Pharmacognosy Magazine. 2017, 13(49): 148-53

Mehta BK, Nerkar D, Banerjee SCharacterisation of Peripheral Neuropathy in rat model of type 2 diabetes. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research. 2017, 51(1):92-101

Dutta R and Banerjee S Biological Targets: Identification, Selection, and Validation. Bio-Targets and Drug Delivery Approaches. 2017 CRC Press Taylor and Francis Group USA 


Thakur A, Dan N, Bhakat S, Jayaprakash V, Banerjee S. 5' Adenosine Monophosphate-Activated Protein Kinase Modulators as Anticancer Agents. Anticancer Agents Med Chem. 2016, 16 (8): 961-72

Bansal P and Banerjee S. Effect of withania somnifera and Shilajit on alcohol addiction in mice. Pharmacognosy Magazine. 2016, 12 (46) 121-28

Thakur A, Mandal SC and Banerjee S. Compounds of Natural Origin and Acupuncture for the Treatment of Diseases Caused by Estrogen Deficiency. Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies. 2016, 9 (3), 109-17

Lal UR, Singh S, Banerjee S and Singh IP. Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods: An Indian Perspective. Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods (Vol 42) 2016. Stadium Press LLC, USA. ISBN 1626990794

Pandey D, Banerjee S, Basu M and Mishra N. Memory enhancement by Tamoxifen on amyloidosis mouse model. Horm Behav.2016, 79:70-3


Nerkar D, Mukherjee A, Mehta BK, Banerjee S. Metabolic syndrome associated complications. Int J Pharm Pharm Sci. 2015, 7 (7)


Sarkar C, Bose S, Banerjee S. Evaluation of Hepatoprotective activity of vasicinone in mice. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. 2014, 52(7) 705-11


Abubakr M, Mandal SC and Banerjee S. Natural compounds against flaviviral infections. Natural Product Communications, 2013, 8(10) 1487-92

Saha A, Bose S and Banerjee S. Anti-anxiety activity of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius tuber in mice. Journal of Pharmacy Research. 2013, 6 (7) 748-52

Saha S & Banerjee S. Central Nervous System Stimulant actions of Alpinia galanga (L.) rhizome: A preliminary study. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. 2013, 21(10) 828-32

Mukherjee D & Banerjee S. Learning and memory promoting effects of crude garlic extract. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology.2013, 51(12)1094-1500

Isobaric tagging-based quantification by mass spectrometry of differentially regulated proteins in synaptosomes of HIV/gp120 transgenic mice: Implications for HIV-associated neurodegeneration. Banerjee S, Liao L, Russo R, Nakamura T, McKercher SR, Okamoto SI, Haun F, Nikzad R, Zaidi R, Holland E, Eroshkin A, Yates JR 3rd, Lipton SA. Exp Neurol. 2012, 236 (2):298-306

Astrocyte CD38: Links to Neuroinflammation in HIV-1-Associated Neurological disorders. Banerjee S and Ghorpade A INTECH; Pathogenesis of Encephalitis 2011. ISBN 979-953-307-179-3

HIV-1 and IL-1beta regulate astrocytic CD38 through mitogen-activated protein kinases and nuclear factor-kappaB signaling mechanisms. Mamik MK, Banerjee S, Walseth TF, Hirte R, Tang L, Borgmann K, Ghorpade A. J Neuroinflammation. 2011, 8(1): 145.

Hypertriglyceridemia in ART-treated HIV+ individuals: Potential impact on HIV sensory polyneuropathy. Banerjee S, McCutchan JA, Ances BM, Way L, Riggs PK and Ellis RJ. AIDS.2011, 25(2):F1-6

Evidence for Alteration of Gene Regulatory Networks through MicroRNA’s of the HIV Infected Brain: Novel Analysis of Retrospective Cases. Erick T Tatro, Erick R Scott, Timothy B Nguyen, Shahid Salaria, Sugato Banerjee, David J Moore, Eliezer Masliah, Cristian L Achim, Ian P Everall. PLoS One. 2010, 5(4):e10337.

Genomic analysis of IL-1β-activated astrocytes: CD38 upregulation and its role in astrocyte inflammatory responses in HIV encephalitis: Kou W, Banerjee S, Deshpande MS, Dhar A, Wudy J, Smith LM, Persidsky R, Borgmann K, Wu L, Sakhuja N and Ghorpade A. J Neurosci Res. 2009, 87(10):2326-39

CD38/cyclic ADP-ribose regulates astrocyte calcium signaling: Implications for neuro inflammation and HIV-1-associated dementia: Banerjee S, Walseth TF, Borgmann K, Wu L, Bidasee KR, Kannan MS and Ghorpade A. Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2008, 3(3):154-64

Identification of specific calcitonin-like receptor residues important for calcitonin gene related peptide high affinity binding. Banerjee S, Evanson J, Harris E, Lowe SL, Thomasson KA, Porter JE. BMC Pharmacol. 2006, 6:9.

  Member of Professional Bodies

Member of Apex Committee on Acupuncture by Department of Health Research Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Govt of India

Life Member Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA)     

Life Member Indian Academy of Neurosciences

Life Member Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI)

Life Member Indian Pharmacological Society



  Current Sponsored Projects

Completed project

DST (SERB) Fast Track Project for Young Investigators 2013-16; Cost: 25 Lakhs (INR)



  Member, Editorial Board

Asian Council of Editors

Pharmacognosy Magazine


Research and Review: A Journal of Pharmacology

Open Access Journal of Pharmaceutical Research

Research and Review: A Journal of Neuroscience