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Assistant Professor
susmita [at] thsti [dot] res [dot] in
Ph.D., National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases, University of Calcutta.
M.Sc., University of Calcutta.
B.Sc., Presidency College, University of Calcutta.

Areas of Expertise

  • Biomarker discovery by genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics
  • Diagnostic development for bacterial infections
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for antimicrobial resistance
  • Monoclonal antibody based therapeutic innovation for bacterial infections

Research Interests/ Research Summary

Our present research interest is focused on anti-microbial resistance (AMR) by developing innovative diagnostics and drug delivery formulations for bacterial infections. We emphasize on a multi-pronged approach to tackle AMR with rapid, point of care diagnostics, improved formulations for controlling hospital acquired infections and developing alternetive to antibiotics.

Research Experience

  • Scientist D, Centre for Biodesign and Diagnostics, THSTI, 2018-2019
  • Scientist C, Centre for Biodesign and Diagnostics, THSTI, 2011-2018
  • Senior Scientist in Biopharmaceutical R&D, Panacea Biotec Ltd., New Delhi (2007-2011)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta, Canada (2005-2007)


  • Das B, Chaudhuri S*, Srivastava R, Nair GB, Ramamurthy T. Fostering Research into Antimicrobial Research In India. British Medical Journal. 2017. 358: j3535. (Co-corresponding)
  • Kumar N,  Gupta DG, Kumar S, Maurya P, Tiwari  A,  Mathew B, Banerjee S, Hadlar S, Pillai J,  Bhatnagar  S and  Chaudhuri S. Exploring packaged microvesicle proteome composition of Chinese Hamster Ovary secretome. J Bioprocess Biotech. 2016. 6:274.
  • Chaudhuri  S,  Maurya P,  Kaur  M,  Tiwari  A,  Borth  N,  Bhatnagar  S and  Kumar  N.
  • Investigation  of  CHO  Secretome:  Potential  Way  to  Improve  Recombinant  Protein Production from Bioprocess . 2015.  J Bioprocess Biotech 2015, 5:7
  • S Chaudhuri, ... L J. Guilbert. Human cytomegalovirus interacts with TLR2 and CD14 on syncytiotrophoblasts to stimulate TNFαmRNA & apoptosis. Placenta. 2009. 30:994-1001.
  • Chaudhuri S, ... Naik TN. Molecular epidemiology of HCV infection among acute and chronic liver disease patients in Kolkata, India. J Clin Virol. 2005 Jan;32(1):38-46.
  • S. Das, V. Varghese, S. Chaudhuri, ...T. N. Naik.. Genetic variability of human rotavirus strains isolated from Eastern and Northern India. J Med Virol. 2004 Jan; 72 (1): 156-61.
  • P. Barman, S. Ghosh, S. Das, V. Varghese, S. Chaudhuri, ...T.N. Naik. Sequencing and sequence analysis of VP7 and NSP5 genes reveal emergence of new genotype of bovine Group B rotaviruses in India. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Jun; 42 (6): 2816-2818.
  • Das S, Varghese V, Chaudhuri S, ... Naik TN. Emergence of Novel Human Group A Rotavirus G12 Strains in India. J Clin Microbiol 2003; 41: 2760-2762.
  • Chowdhury A, Santra A, Chaudhuri S, ... Mazumdar DNG. Hepatitis C virus Infection in General Population: A Community Based Study in West Bengal, India. Hepatology 2003; 37: 802-809.
  • Das S, Sen A, Uma G, Varghese V, Chaudhuri S, ....Naik TN. Genomic Diversity of Group A Rotavirus Strains Infecting Humans in Eastern India. J Clin Microbiol 2002; 40: 146-149.
  • Method of improving stability of recombinant protein product in CHO batch culture by selective removal of metalloproteinase rich exosomal fraction and uses thereof (2290/DEL/2015).

1. Development and evaluation of a rapid phenotypic antimicrobial susceptibility test for clinical use; BIRAC; 2019-2021

2. Novel Eco-friendly Nano-composite Coatings for Prevention of Surgical Site Infections; DBT; 2019-2021

3. Emerging drug resistance of uropathogens in community acquired urinary tract infection and molecular insights into dynamics of resistance traits in Indian isolates- A pan-India multi-centric study; ICMR; 2019-2022

·        Tie-BIRAC award for Women in Entrepreneurial Research, 2018.

·        NIH-Fogarty fellowship on Indo-US Framework Program on Global Health Innovation, sponsored by NIH-Fogarty International Centre for Microfluidics and Imaging training at Tufts University, Boston, USA, 2017.

·        Biotechnology Ignition Grant award for the development of ‘Rapid Point-of-care field deployable typhoid diagnostics’ by BIRAC, 2017.

·        MFN Strategic Training Programme fellowship, Perinatal Research Centre, University of Alberta, Canada, 2006-2007.

·        'Best Poster Award'; Poster entitled 'Molecular Epidemiology of HCV Infection among Acute and Chronic Liver Disease Patients in Kolkata'; VI-Sir Dorabji Tata Symposium on Viral Hepatitis at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, on March 10-11, 2005.

·        National Scholarship (1997-98) of the Gov. of India on the result of B.Sc. (Zoology Hons.) Examination of Calcutta University.

·        'Sarasibala Chaudhuri' scholarship in the year 1997 for ranking 1st Class 2nd in Calcutta University in B.Sc. (Zoology Hons.) Exam.

Entrepreneurial Venture:

Co-Founder of Tritek Innovation Pvt. Ltd., based in THSTI Interim Incubation Centre, NCR Biotech Science Cluster, Faridabad.