Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
   
Dr. Raju Poddar
Associate Professor, BioEngineering
M Tech, Ph.D.
Contact Address
Permanent Address DII/36, OUTER CAMPUS, BIRLA INST. OF TECHNOLOGY, MESRA, RANCHI, 835215, JHARKHAND, INDIA
Local Address DII/36, OUTER CAMPUS, BIRLA INST. OF TECHNOLOGY, MESRA, RANCHI, 835215, JHARKHAND, INDIA
Phone (Office) 916512276223
Phone Residence Extn. 4827
Email Id rpoddar@bitmesra.ac.in
Joined Institute on : 4-Oct-2005
  Work Experience
 
Teaching : 9 Years

Research : 8 Years

  Professional Background
  • Lecturer (01/07/2007 -30/06/2010), Dept. of Biotechnology, BIT, Mesra, Ranchi
  • Assistant Professor (Sr lecturer) (01/07/2010 - till date), Dept. of Bio-Engineering, BIT, Mesra, Ranchi
  Research Areas
 
  • Computational Biology
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Biophysics
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  Award and Honours
 
  1. Assistant Research Professor, University of California, Davis Medical Center, USA, June 2016- September 2016.
  2. Postdoc researcher, VSRI, University of California, Davis Medical Center, USA, Jan 2012- Jan 2014.
  3. Visiting Researcher, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Paulo Alto, CA, USA, Sept 18 -27, 2013.
  4. Visiting Researcher, Institute of Physics Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland, Feb 18, 2011 to March 01, 2011.
  5. Postdoc researcher, COG, University of Tsukuba, Japan, Jan 2009- March, 2010.
  6. Research Associate, School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, April 2008- Jan 2009.
   Publications
 

Publication (SCI/SCIe)

  1. Titiksha Mishra, Muktesh Mohan, Mayukh Chakravarty, Raju Poddar, Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) as contrast agent for imaging of animal tissue using swept source optical coherence tomography (SSOCT) , Optik - International Journal for Light and Electron Optics 176 (2018) 302–308.
  2. Adya Rateria Muktesh Mohan, Raju Poddar Investigation of Puccinia triticina contagion on wheat leaves using swept source optical coherence tomography, Optik - International Journal for Light and Electron Optics 178, Pages, 932-937, 2019.
  3. Pravin Kumar, Priya Kumari, Shashwati Ghosh Sachan, Raju Poddar, Mutational analysis of phenolic acid decarboxylase from Enterobacter sp. Px6-4. towards enhancement of binding affinity: A computational approach, Journal Computational biology and chemistry, Volume76, Pages 245-255, 2018.
  4. Implementations of three OCT angiography (OCTA) methods with 1.7 MHz A-scan rate OCT system on imaging of human retinal and choroidal vasculature         Raju Poddar, John S Werner      Journal Optics & Laser Technology Volume102, Pages130-139, 2018.
  5. Raju Poddar and John S. Werner, Implementations of three OCT angiography (OCTA) methods with 1.7 MHz A-scan rate OCT system on imaging of human retinal and choroidal vasculature, Journal Optics and Laser Technology, Volume 102, Pages 130-139 (2018), IF 2.3
  6. Atul Kumar, Indranil Mondal, Poulomi Roy, Raju Poddar, TiO2 nanoparticles as exogeneous contrast agent for 1μm swept source optical coherence tomography: an in-vitro study, Laser Physics Accepted (2017), SCI, IF 1.4
  7. Indranil Mondal, Shipra Raj, Poulomi Roy, Raju Poddar, Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) as contrast agent for imaging of animal tissue using swept source optical coherence tomography (SSOCT), Laser Physics Accepted (2017), SCI, IF 1.4             
  8. Reddi Kumar, Raju Poddar, Imaging of stratified media using high speed swept source optical coherence tomography, Current Science, Accepted (2017) SCI, IF 1.2
  9. Raju Poddar, Justin Migacz, Daniel Schwartz, John Werner, Iwona Gorczynska, Challenges and advantages in wide-field optical coherence tomography angiography imaging of the human retinal and choroidal vasculature at 1.7-MHz A-scan rate, Journal of Biomedical Optics, 22(10), 106018 (2017), SCI, IF 3.6.
  10. Jacob, KS; Ganguly, Swastika; Kumar, Pravin; Poddar, Raju; Kumar, Anoop;             Homology model, molecular dynamics simulation and novel pyrazole analogs design of Candida albicans CYP450 lanosterol 14 α-demethylase, a target enzyme for antifungal therapy., Journal of biomolecular structure & dynamics , 35,7,2017, SCI, IF 2.4
  11. Chandra, Saket; Pathak, Jyoti; Kumari, Poddar, Raju; Mukhopadhyay, Kunal; SNP discovery from next-generation transcriptome sequencing data and their validation using KASP assay in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), Molecular Breeding 37,7,2017. SCI, IF 2.6
  12. Kumar, Pravin; Sachan, Shashwati Ghosh; Poddar, Raju; Mutational analysis of microbial hydroxycinnamoyl-CoA hydratase-lyase (HCHL) towards enhancement of binding affinity: A computational approach, Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, 77,2017.              SCI, IF 2.8
  13. Reddikumar, Maddipatla; Bose, Kingshuk; Raju Poddar,  Implementation of the swept source optical coherence tomography (SSOCT) system with a statistical method to analyze optical properties of turbid media, Optik-International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, 127, 4, 2016,  SCI, IF 1.2
  14. Chandra, Saket; Singh, Dharmendra; Pathak, Jyoti; Kumari, Poddar, Raju; Mukhopadhyay, Kunal; De novo assembled wheat transcriptomes delineate differentially expressed host genes in response to leaf rust infection, PloS one, 11,2,2016
  15. Poddar, Raju; Reddikumar, Maddipatla,  In vitro 3D anterior segment imaging in lamb eye with extended depth range swept source optical coherence tomography, Optics & Laser Technology 67, 2015, SCI, IF 2.6.
  16. Poddar, Raju; Zawadzki, Robert J; Cortés, Dennis E; Mannis, Mark J; Werner, John S;In vivo volumetric depth-resolved vasculature imaging of human limbus and sclera with 1 μm swept source phase-variance optical coherence angiography, Journal of Optics, 17, 6,2015, SCI, IF 2.47.
  17. Poddar, Raju; Kim, Dae Yu; Werner, John S; Zawadzki, Robert J;   In vivo imaging of human vasculature in the chorioretinal complex using phase-variance contrast method with phase-stabilized 1-μm swept-source optical coherence tomography, Journal of biomedical optics, 19,12,2014, SCI, IF 3.6.
  18. Renu, Indu Kumari; Haque, Inamul; Kumar, Manish; Poddar, Raju; Bandopadhyay, Rajib; Rai, Amit; Mukhopadhyay, Kunal;   Characterization and functional analysis of eugenol O-methyltransferase gene reveal metabolite shifts, chemotype specific differential expression and developmental regulation in Ocimum tenuiflorum L., Molecular biology reports, 41,3,2014                         
  19. Raju Poddar, Dae Yu Kim , John S. Werner and Robert J. Zawadzki, “Improved in vivo imaging of human blood circulation in the chorioretinal complex with new phase stabilized 1 μm swept-source phase-varianceopticalcoherencetomography(SSpvOCT),” Ophthalmic Technologies XXIV, Proc. SPIE (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers), 8930, 1562-68, 2014.
  20. Raju Poddar, Dennis Cortes, Robert J. Zawadzki, Mark J. Mannis and John S. Werner; In vivo volumetric imaging of human limbal and scleral vasculature with 1μm swept source phase-variance optical coherence tomography (SSpvOCT); Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci;54: 34—A0021, 2013.
  21. Dennis Cortes, Raju Poddar, Robert J. Zawadzki, John S. Werner and Mark J. Mannis; High-Resolution Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography and in vivo Confocal Microscopy in the Evaluation of Corneal Dystrophies Invest; Ophthalmol Vis Sci,;54:562—B0199, 2013.
  22.  Raju Poddar, Dennis Cortes, Robert J. Zawadzki, Mark J. Mannis and John S. Werner; Three-dimensional anterior segment imaging in patients with type 1 Boston Keratoprosthesis with switchable full depth range swept source optical
    coherence tomography; Journal of Biomedical Optics 18(8), 086002, 2013.
  23. Reddikumar M., K. Bose and Raju Poddar, Noninvasive measurement of relative blood oxygen saturation in human retina by using 1 μm Fourier Domain Optical Coherence Tomography, International Journal of Innovative Research in Science,
    Engineering and Technology, 2(12), 7168-7172, 2013.
  24. Raju Poddar, Joseph Thomas Andrews, Pratyoosh Shukla, Pratima Sen, Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring Techniques: A review and current trends, (arXiv:0810.5755, IOP, e-print beta), 2008.
  25. R Poddar, SR Sharma, P Sen, JT Andrews, Study of correlation between glucose concentration and reduced scattering coefficients in turbid media using optical coherence tomography, arXiv preprint arXiv: 0808.0060 IOP, e-print beta), 2008.
  26. Raju Poddar, S. R. Sharma, K. Bose, P. Sen and J. T. Andrews, A Study of Longitudinal Laser Modes of a Semiconductor Laser Using Optical Coherence Tomography, American Journal of Physics, 2006, Vol. 74 (7), 569-571, 2006.
  27. Raju Poddar, Shubha R. Sharma, Pratima Sen and J. T. Andrews, Study of correlation between glucose concentration and scattering coefficients in blood like Turbid Media using Optical Coherence Tomography, Current Science, VOL. 95, NO. 3, 10, 340 – 344. (2008).
  28. Raju Poddar, Shubha R. Sharma, Pratima Sen and J. T. Andrews , Effect of glucose concentration on scattering coefficients in blood like Turbid Media using diffuse reflectance, International Journal of Biotechnology & Biochemistry
    (IJBB), Vol. 2 (1), 34 – 40, 2006.
  29. Raju Poddar, S.R Sharma, P. Sen and J.T. Andrews, Effect of Vitamin C on Collagen biosynthesis and degree of Birefringence measurements using Polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT),AfricanJournalofBiotechnology, Vol. 7 (12), 2049-2054, 2007.
     
  30. Sneha Manaswita, Amand Bhaskar, Raju Poddar, Kunal Mukhopadhyay, Manish Kumar, “In silico study to evaluate the molecular interactions between somatostatin and its receptor sstr5”, World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (WJPPS), Vol 3(3), 603-610, 2014
  31. Khyati Mehta, Raju Poddar, Kunal Mukhopadhyay and Manish Kumar, “Insight into interaction of γ-synuclein inhibiting α-synuclein oligomers – a possible strategy to cure parkinson’s disease”, International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Research, ISSN 0976-2612, Vol 4 (4), 488-495, 2013.
  32. Chauhan N, Vidyarthi AS and Raju Poddar, “Pharmacophore Modeling and 3D-QSAR Study of Acridine Derivatives for the Development of Better Antileishmanial Agents”. IJIREST. Vol 2(11): 6254-6261, 2013.
  33. Chauhan N, Vidyarthi AS and Raju Poddar, “Comparative Multivariate Analysis of Codon and Amino Acid Usage in Three Leishmania Genomes”. Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics (Elesvier) Vol 9(6): 218-228, 2011.
  34. Chauhan N, Vidyarthi AS and Raju Poddar “Comparative Analysis of Different DNA-Binding Drugs for Leishmaniasis Cure: A Pharmacoinformatics Approach”. Chemical Biology & Drug Design (Willey). Vol 80(1): 54-63, 2011.
  35. B. Sadanand, K. Kanhaiya and R Poddar, Molecular evolution of virulence genes of swine influenza virus subtype-a H1N1: an analysis of host radiation, International journal of Proteomics and Bioinformatics, Vol 2;1; 167-180, 2010.
  36. Smriti Shrivastava, Raju Poddar, Pratyoosh Shukla, Kunal Mukhopadhyay, Study of codon bias perspective of fungal xylanase gene by multivariate analysis, Bioinformation, Vol. 3(10):425-429, 2009.
  37. Raju Poddar, Aprajita Mathur, Amit Rai, Amogh Bhatnagar, Modifications of ampicillin structure and its implication: An in silico approach, International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications (IJBRA), Vol. 5, No.6 pp. 616 – 624.
  38. Ashutosh Ranjan, and Raju Poddar (2009), P Shukla, Prediction of Subtractive Genomics Approaches For Elucidation of Potential Therapeutic Targets of Salmonella Typhi, International Journal of Biotechnology & Biochemistry (IJBB), Vol 5 (4), 439-443, 2009.
  39. S. Srivastava, P. Shukla and Raju Poddar (2007), In sillico study of sequence homology of Xylenase family 11.0, Journal of Applied Sciences in Environmental Sanitation, Vol.2 (3), 70-76.
  40. Ashutosh Ranjan, A. S. Vidyarthi and Raju Poddar (2007), Codon bias perspectives in phage therapy of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, In silico Biology, Vol. 7 (30), 21-30.
  41. Rocky Kumar, Partho Halder and Raju Poddar (2006), Adaptive molecular evolution of virulence genes of avian influenza - A virus subtype H5N1: An analysis of host radiation, Bioinformation, Vol. 1(8), 321-326.

    Conferences:
     
  42. I. Gorczynska, J.V. Migacz, R.J. Zawadzki, R. Poddar, J.S. Werner, Imaging of the human choroid with a 1.7 MHz A-scan rate FDML swept source OCT system, Proceedings SPIE, PHOTONICS WEST 2017,  ISBN: 9781510605312, 2017
  43. Justin V. Migacz, Raju Poddar, Robert J. Zawadzki, Ala Moshiri, Susanna S. Park, Lawrence S. Morse, John S. Werner. Vascular pathologies in the chorioretinal complex investigated by swept-source phase variance optical coherence tomography; (presented in ARVO 2014, oral presentation), May 04-08, 2014, Orlando,USA.
  44. Raju Poddar, Dae Yu Kim, John S. Werner and Robert J. Zawadzki, Improved in vivo imaging of human blood circulation in the chorioretinal complex using phase variance method with new phase stabilized 1 μm swept-source optical coherence tomography (pv-SSOCT), PHOTONICS WEST 2013, BIOS, SPIE, oral presentation, Feb 03-08, 2014, San Francisco, USA.
  45. Raju Poddar, Dennis Cortes, Robert J. Zawadzki, Mark J. Mannis and John S. Werner; In vivo volumetric imaging of human limbal and scleral vasculature with 1μm swept source phase-variance optical coherence tomography (SSpvOCT); (presented in ARVO 2013), May 03-08, 2013, Seattle, USA.
  46. D.E. Cortes; J. Li; M. Chen; R. Poddar; R.J.Zawadzki; J.S. Werner; M.J; Mannis, High-Resolution Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography and in vivo Confocal Microscopy in the Evaluation of Corneal Dystrophies, (presented in ARVO
    2013), May 03-08, 2013, Seattle, USA
  47. Raju Poddar, Dennis Cortes, Robert J. Zawadzki, Mark J. Mannis and John S. Werner; Application of Full range Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography for imaging anterior eye segments of the patients with Keratoprosthesis implants;
    [PHOTONICS WEST 2013, BIOS, SPIE, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XVI; 8571-123], San Francisco, USA.
  48. Werner, J.S., Mannis, M.J., Zawadzki, R.J., Cortes, D. & Poddar, R. (2013) New developments in OCT imaging of the anterior segment. (Invited) Congresso Cubano Oftalmología, Havana, Cuba, 29 May 2013.
  49. S. R. Sharma, R. Poddar, K.Bose, P. Sen and J. T. Andrews, diagnosis of burn depth in skin using Polarization Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography, International Conference on Medical Imaging 2006, SPIE Event, California USA , USA. [6143-121], 11–16 February, 2006.

 

  Member of Professional Bodies
 

1. Member of Association of Microbiologist, Mesra, India

2. Member of The Association for Reserch in Vision and Opthalmology (USA)

3. Memeber SPIE

  Current Sponsored Projects
 
  1. Indian council of Medical research (ICMR), ICMR-EMR (5/20/21 (Bio)/2014-NCD-I), To Study the Structure and Blood Flow of Chorioretinal Complex in Human Using Optical Coherence Angiography, 05/04/2017 – 04/05/2020, Amount: 37.06 lacs, Ongoing (as PI)
  2. DST-SERB, Govt. of India, (EMR/2015/001757),   Towards development of a novel high resolution and high contrast in-vivo imaging technique based on Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography (SSOCT) and unique Upconversion Nanoparticles (UCNPs), 25/03/2017 – 25/03/2020, Amount: 30.42 lakhs lacs, Ongoing (as PI)
  3. UGC, Govt. of India, MRP-MAJOR-INST-2013-23798, Development of Next Generation High Speed Data Acquisition and Processing System for Ophthalmic Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography, 01-04-2015:                Amount: 14.15 Lacs         (as PI)
  4. Indian council of Medical research (ICMR), BIC/11(34)/2012          Development of novel antileishmanial agents through pharmacoinformatics based approach   2012-03-20, 2015-03-19 Amount: 7.46 lacs           Completed (as PI)
  5. Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, BT/BI/04/065/04    Establishment of BTISnet SubDIC at BIT, Mesra                 01.04.2005 – cont., Amount: 78.63  lacs(as Co-PI)
  6. Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, File No.- BT/PR3925/BID/7/384/2011, Discovery, annotation, validation and characterization of SNPs in Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and haplotype structure determination using Next-Generation Sequencing Data, 01.06.2012 – 31.05.2015,  Amount: 49.80 lacs Completed (as Co-PI).
  7. DST, Govt. of India, IDP/MED/10/2010,   Indigenous development of 1µm swept- source   optical   coherence   tomography (SSOCT) setup for noninvasive imaging of posterior segment of animal eye. 2010-2013, Amount: 25.00 lacs            Completed, (as PI)
  8. DBT, GOI BT/PR3309/MED/32/185/2011), Noncontact and Noninvasive Imaging of Posterior Segment of Human Eye with High Resolution Scattering Optical Coherence Angiography (s-OCA) System, 2011 -2014, Amount:                32.00 lacs            Completed (as PI)
  Text and Reference Books
 
  1. R Poddar et al, Avenues in Ophthalmic Optical Coherence Tomography in Medical Biotechnology, Microbial Biotechnology: An Interdisciplinary Approach, CRC press, ISBN: 1498756778           2016
  2. R Poddar et al, Modelling of L-protein from Ebola virus and development of its new inhibitor molecules: an in-silico approach  Application of Biotechnology for Sustainable Development, Springer Nature Scientific Publishing Services (P) Ltd, 2017
  3. R Poddar et al, Future Direction of OCT   Atlas of Anterior Segment OCT and Confocal Microscopy, Springer, In press
  Member, Editorial Board
 

Acted as Referee/reviewer for

1. Elsevier Editorial System, for Journal of Infection, Genetics and Evolution

2. International Journal of Bioinformatics research and application

3. Bioinformation.