Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
   
Dr. Raju Poddar
Associate Professor, Bioengineering and Biotechnology
MTech, PhD
Contact Address
Permanent Address OUTER CAMPUS, BIRLA INST. OF TECHNOLOGY, MESRA, RANCHI, 835215, JHARKHAND, INDIA
Local Address 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 : 12 Years

Research : 12 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
  • Associate Professor (21/01/2020 - till date), Dept. of Bio-Engineering, BIT, Mesra, Ranchi
  Research Areas
 

Website of the Research Group: Biophotonics: https://rpoddar.wixsite.com/biophotonics-compbio

  • Biophotonics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Nanotheranostics
  • AI based (CNN & RNN) based system design
  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
 

Publications in SCI/SCIe indexed Journals : 

  1. In-vivo analysis of iron-gold composite nanoparticles as potential exogenous contrast agents for magnetomotive optical coherence tomography (MMOCT); Abhishek Indoliya, Dhruba Dhar, Muktesh Mohan and Raju Poddar; Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials; Volume 514, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmmm.2020.167211
  2. In Vitro Imaging of Animal Tissue with Upconversion Nanoparticles (UCNPs) as a Molecular Probing Agent Using Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography (SSOCT), Muktesh Mohan, Sachin Kumar Maurya, Kaushal Kumar, Raju Poddar, Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, 40, pages 251–263 (2020).
  3. Synthesis of NaGdF4:Er3+/Yb3+ Upconversion Particles as Exogenous Contrast Agent for Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography: In Vitro Animal Tissue Imaging; Sachin Kumar Maurya, Muktesh Mohan, Raju Poddar, Dulal Senapati, Shweta Singh, Abhijit Roy, Archana Kyalanur Munirathnappa, Joaquim Carlos Gomes Esteves da Silva, and Kaushal Kumar; The Journal of Physical Chemistry C; https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c05786; 2020.
  4. Computational modeling for mutational analysis of nitrilase enzyme towards enhancement of binding empathy, Priya Kumari and Raju Poddar, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, DOI: 10.1080/07391102.2020.1747546; 2020.
  5. Characterization and Oxygen Saturation Study of Human Retinal Blood Vessels evaluated by Spectroscopic Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography, Raju Poddar, Mainak Basu; Journal Optics & Laser Technology, Volume 122 Pages 105886, 2020.
  6. An Amplitude Variation Field Subtraction Technique for visualization of Vasculature of the Human Eye, Mainak Basu, Raju Poddar    Biomedical Signal Processing and Control; Volume 54, 101573, 2020.
  7. A comparative multivariate analysis of nitrilase enzymes: An ensemble based computational approach     Priya Kumari, Raju Poddar    Computational biology and chemistry, Volume 83 Pages 107095, 2019.
  8. Efficacy of Spectroscopic Optical Coherence Tomography (sOCT) for instantaneous study of nitrilase enzyme kinetics, Priya Kumari, Muktesh Mohan, Vinod Kumar Nigam, Raju Poddar, Optik 18, Pages 163832, 2019.
  9. In silico pharmacophore modeling and simulation studies for searching potent antileishmanials targeted against Leishmania donovani nicotinamidase,    Nutan Chauhan, Raju Poddar, Computational biology and chemistry, 83, 107150, 2019.
  10. Engineering of gadolinium-decorated graphene oxide nanosheets for multimodal bioimaging and drug delivery, Nitya Chawda, Mainak Basu, Dipanwita Majumdar, Raju Poddar, Santosh Kumar Mahapatra, Indrani Banerjee, ACS omega Journal Volume4; Issue7; Pages 12470-12479 2019/7/22.
  11. A comparative multivariate analysis of nitrilase enzymes: An ensemble based computational approach, Priya Kumari, Raju Poddar, Journal Computational biology and chemistry Volume83Pages107095 2019/12/1.
  12. Towards characterization of bacterial colonies and biofilms: An approach based on swept source optical coherence tomography; Muktesh Mohan, Vinod Kumar Nigam, Raju Poddar; Optik-  International Journal for Light and Electron Optics Volume 185 Pages592-598 2019/5/1.
  13. Synthesis of gadolinium oxide nanocuboides for in vitro bioimaging applications; Nitya Chawda, Sarthak Mishra, Mainak Basu, Harish Chander, Raju Poddar, Santosh Mahapatra, Indrani Banerjee; Materials Research Express, Volume 6, Number 10, 2019.
  14. Investigation of Puccinia triticina contagion on wheat leaves using swept source optical coherence tomography;  Adya Rateria, Muktesh Mohan, Kunal Mukhopadhyay, Raju Poddar; Optik; Volume178 Pages 932-937 2019/2/1.
  15. Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) as contrast agent for imaging of animal tissue using swept source optical coherence tomography (SSOCT); Titiksha Mishra, Muktesh Mohan, Mayukh Chakravarty, Raju Poddar; Journal Optik Volume 176 Pages 302-308, 2019/1/1.
  16. Mutational analysis of phenolic acid decarboxylase from Enterobacter sp. Px6-4. towards enhancement of binding affinity: A computational approach; Pravin Kumar, Priya Kumari, Shashwati Ghosh Sachan, Raju Poddar  Journal Computational biology and chemistry, 76, 245-255 (2018).
  17. 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, 102, 130-139, (2018).
  18. Imaging of human finger nail-fold with MHz A-scan rate swept source optical coherence tomography; Raju Poddar, Indranil Monda;l          Laser Physics, Volume, 28 Issue 7 Pages 075601 (2018).
  19. TiO2 nanoparticles as exogenous contrast agent for 1 µm swept source optical coherence tomography: an in vitro study;          Atul Kumar, Indranil Mondal, Poulomi Roy, Raju Poddar; Laser Physics, Volume 28 Issue 3 Pages 035601 (2018).
  20. Imaging of stratified media using high-speed swept source optical coherence tomography; Maddipatla Reddikumar, Raju Poddar; Current Science, 114 (2018)00113891) Volume 114 Issue 2, 2018.
  21. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) as a contrast agent for imaging of animal tissue using swept-source optical coherence tomography (SSOCT); Indranil Mondal, Shipra Raj, Poulomi Roy, Raju Poddar; Laser Physics, 28Issue 1Pages 015601 (2017).
  22. 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; Raju Poddar, Justin V. Migacz, Daniel M. Schwartz, John S. Werner, Iwona Gorczynska; Journal of Biomedical Optics, 22(10) (Oct 2017)
  23. Mutational analysis of microbial hydroxycinnamoyl-CoA hydratase-lyase (HCHL) towards enhancement of binding affinity: A computational approach;      Pravin Kumar, Shashwati Ghosh Sachan, Raju Poddar; Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, 77 Pages94-105 (2017)
  24. SNP discovery from next-generation transcriptome sequencing data and their validation using KASP assay in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.);            Saket Chandra, Dharmendra Singh, Jyoti Pathak, Raju Poddar, Harindra Singh Balyan, Kunal Mukhopadhyay; Journal Molecular Breeding Volume 37 Issue 7 Pages 92, 2017
  25. Homology model, molecular dynamics simulation and novel pyrazole analogs design of Candida albicans CYP450 lanosterol 14 α-demethylase, a target enzyme for antifungal therapy;    Sony K Jacob, Swastika Ganguly, Pravin Kumar, Raju Poddar, Anoop Kumar; Journal of biomolecular structure & dynamics, Volume35, Issue7, Pages 1446-1463, 2017.
  26. De novo assembled wheat transcriptomes delineate differentially expressed host genes in response to leaf rust infection; Saket Chandra, Dharmendra Singh, Jyoti Pathak, Raju Poddar, Kunal Mukhopadhyay; PLoS One Volume 11 Issue 2, Pages e0148453, 2016.
  27. Implementation of the swept source optical coherence tomography (SSOCT) system with a statistical method to analyze optical properties of turbid media; Maddipatla Reddikumar, Kingshuk Bose, Raju Poddar; Optik- Optics; Volume 127Issue 4Pages1656-1659, 2016.
  28. In vivo volumetric depth-resolved vasculature imaging of human limbus and sclera with 1 μm swept source phase-variance optical coherence angiography;          Raju Poddar, Robert J Zawadzki, Dennis E Cortés, Mark J Mannis, John S Werner; Journal of Optics, Volume 17 Issue 6, 2015.
  29. In vitro 3D anterior segment imaging in lamb eye with extended depth range swept source optical coherence tomography; Raju Poddar, Maddipatla Reddikumar;      Journal Optics & Laser Technology, 67, 33-38, 2015.
  30. In vivo imaging of human vasculature in the chorioretinal complex using phase-variance contrast method with phase stabilized swept-source optical;            Raju Poddar, Dae Yu Kim, John S Werner, Robert J Zawadzki; Journal of biomedical optics, Volume19 Issue12, 2014.
  31. Characterization and functional analysis of eugenol O-methyltransferase gene reveal metabolite shifts, chemotype specific differential expression; Indu Kumari Renu, Inamul Haque, Manish Kumar, Raju Poddar; Journal Molecular biology reports, Volume 41, Issue 3, 1857-1870, 2014.
  32. Three-dimensional anterior segment imaging in patients with type 1 Boston Keratoprosthesis with switchable full depth range swept source optical coherence tomography; Poddar Raju, Dennis Cortes, John S Werner, Mark J Mannis, Robert J Zawadzki; Journal of biomedical optics, Volume18, Issue 8, 2013.
  33. Comparative Analysis of Different DNA?Binding Drugs for Leishmaniasis Cure: A Pharmacoinformatics Approach; Nutan Chauhan, Ambarish Sharan Vidyarthi, Raju Poddar; Journal Chemical biology & drug design, Volume 80, Issue1, 2012.
  34. Comparative multivariate analysis of codon and amino acid usage in three Leishmania genomes; Nutan Chauhan, Ambarish Sharan Vidyarthi, Raju Poddar;          Genomics, proteomics & bioinformatics, Volume 9, Issue 6, 218-228, 2011.
  35. A study of the longitudinal laser modes of a semiconductor laser using optical coherence tomography, Poddar, R and Sharma, SR and Bose, K and Sen, P and Andrews, JT;American journal of physics,  Volume 74, number 7, 2006.
  36. Poddar, R and Sharma, SR and Andrews, JT and Sen, P, Correlation between glucose concentration and reduced scattering coefficients in turbid media using optical coherence tomography; Current science, Vol. 95, No. 3, 340-344 2008
  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 (USA)

  Current Sponsored Projects
 

Ongoing Sponsored R&D Projects :

SL.

Title of Project

Funding Agency

Duration

Grant mobilized(Rs. lakhs)

Role

from

to

1.

Indigenous development of low-cost, portable, high-speed confocal Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy (cSLO) system for fluorescence angiographic and photoreceptors imaging of human eye (submission id 2020-0540)

Indian council of Medical research (ICMR), ICMR-EMR (2020-0540-ITR)

10/07/2020

09/07/2023

40.10

PI

2.

To Study the Structure and Blood Flow of Chorioretinal Complex in Human Using Optical Coherence Angiography

Indian council of Medical research (ICMR), ICMR-EMR (5/20/21 (Bio)/2014-ITR-I)

05/04/2017

04/05/2020

37.06

PI

3.

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)

DST-SERB Govt. of India, (EMR/2015/001757)

25/03/2017

25/03/2020

30.42

PI

4.

Establishment of BTISnet SubDIC at BIT, Mesra  

Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India BT/BI/04/065/04

01.04.2005

31.03.2020

106.42

Co-PI

Completed Sponsored R&D Projects:

4.

Development of novel antileishmanial agents through pharmacoinformatics based approach

Indian council of Medical research (ICMR)BIC/11(34)/2012

2012-03-20

 

2015-08-19

7.46

PI

5.

Discovery, annotation, validation and characterization of SNPs in Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and haplotype structure determination using Next-Generation Sequencing Data

Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, File No.- BT/PR3925/BID/7/384/2011

01.06.2012 

31.08.2015

49.80

Co-PI

6.

Indigenous development of 1µm swept source   optical   coherence   tomography (SSOCT) setup for noninvasive imaging of posterior segment of animal eye       

DST, Govt. of India, IDP/MED/10/2010         

11/11/2010           

11/14/2014

25.06

PI

7.

Noncontact and Noninvasive Imaging of Posterior Segment of Human Eye with High Resolution Scattering Optical Coherence Angiography (s-OCA) System

DBT, Govt. of India, Code: BT/PR3309/MED/32/185/2011

12/10/2012

15/09/2015

30.46

PI

8.

Development of Next Generation High Speed Data Acquisition and Processing System for Ophthalmic Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography

UGC, Govt. of India, MRP-MAJOR-INST-2013-23798

01-04-2015

           

 

31-03-2018

14.58

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
  Patent
 

A METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGING OF VASCULATURE OF HUMAN EYES ADAPTING AN INTENSITY DISPARITY FIELD SUBTRACTION OPTICAL COHERENCE TECHNIQUE; E-1/39303/2019-KOL, 2019.

  Member, Editorial Board
 

Acted as Referee/reviewer for

  1. Elsevier Editorial System, for Journal of Infection, Genetics and Evolution
  2. Journal of Biomedical Optics
  3. Optik
  4. Journal of Optics and Laser Technology
  5. Journal of Biomedical Signal Processing