Advisory Board

Dr Antu Dey

Dr Antu Dey

Senior Vice President of Vaccines R&D at Green Light Biosciences Inc.

Before joining GreenLight, Dr. Dey worked in various areas of vaccines R&D at Novartis Vaccines GSK Vaccines and IAVI. He is one of world’s leading expert in HIV Env vaccine and antibody product development and has published extensively in this area. He sits on scientific advisory board of various organizations, including in the Technical Advisory Group of I3 Biopharma Mission of BIRAC, DBT. Dr. Dey completed his DPhil. in Biochemistry from University of Oxford, UK, and his postdoctoral training in HIV vaccines from Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA.


Professor Sudipta Sarangi

Professor Sudipta Sarangi

Senior Scientist Technology Pioneering Group

Dr. Sarangi is the program director for economics at the National Science Foundation. He joined Virginia Tech as a professor and currently serves as head of the Department of Economics in the College of Science. Sarangi has worked in the academic world for most of his career, beginning as a research assistant while a graduate student. His fields of interest include applied game theory, experimental economics and development economics. Much of his current research focuses on issues relating to social networks. Former Faculty, Department of Molecular Medicine, Case Western Reserve University & Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH-44106, USA.

Dr.  Paramananda Saikia

Dr. Paramananda Saikia

Senior Scientist, Millipore Sigma, Boston, MA-01803, USA

Accomplished Senior Scientist & Molecular Biologist with significant experience that spans over 16 years. Recognized as a strong leader who not only meets but exceeds both team members and company expectations. Demonstrated successes managing, training, mentoring, and developing top-performing technical teams. Ability to communicate with various types of people and personalities which has aided in cultivating professional relationships, diffusing situations, and having positive interactions with colleagues.

Mustafa A. Barbhuiya

Mustafa A. Barbhuiya

Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry and Point of Care Testing at the Department of Pathology

Dr. Mustafa Barbhuiya is currently the Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry and Point of Care Testing at the Department of Pathology, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA. His basic and translational research interests include liver and biliary tract cancer biomarkers. He also conducts research on the role of essential diagnostics list in health care delivery and population health. Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry & POCT Department of Pathology, Baystate Medical Center Course Director, Clinical Chemistry and Lab Management Rotations

Dr. Deiter Reinhardt

Dr. Deiter Reinhardt

Senior researcher, South Asia Institute (SAI), Heidelberg University

Dr. Dieter Reinhardt teaches the course "Indo-German Relations. History and Perspectives". Dr. Reinhardt is interested in global governance in the context of UN missions, new forms of regionalization in South Asia, Sino-Indian relations, migration and the Bangladesh diaspora, water governance, prevention of humanitarian disasters, and the foreign policy of the Federal Republic of Germany.




Professor Maitrayee Chaudhuri

Professor Maitrayee Chaudhuri

Former Professor, Centre for the Study of Social Systems / School of Social Sciences Jawaharlal Nehru University

Professor Maitrayee Chaudhuri has retired from the Centre for the Study of Social Systems (CSSS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Her research interests have been on the making of the public discourse in modern India. Her early work focused on nationalism, colonialism, and feminism in India. Since the early 1990s, she has been looking at the changing nature of public discourse in the context of both neoliberalism and the rise of majoritarianism.

Professor (Dr) Prabuddha Ganguli

Professor (Dr) Prabuddha Ganguli

Advisor of VISION-IPR

Professor Ganguli, a national of India, is presently Advisor of VISION-IPR in Mumbai. He obtained his M.Sc. in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur), Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, and completed his Post Doctoral Research in Germany and Canada. He was a Visiting Scientist at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in 1981 before joining Hindustan Lever, Ltd. as a Research Scientist. Honorary Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, Mumbai, India Honorary Visiting Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Prof. Ranjan  Chakrabarti

Prof. Ranjan Chakrabarti

Vice-Chancellor of Vidyasagar University

Professor Ranjan Chakrabarti, M.A., Ph.D. (J.U.) is at present the Vice-Chancellor of Vidyasagar University and formerly Professor and Head of the Department of history, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. Professor Chakrabarti, formerly a Senior Fulbright Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University, USA (1994-95), is one of the earliest scholars in India to undertake researches in the history of crime, criminality, protest and environmental history of colonial India. In 1997, Professor Chakrabarti was awarded the prestigious Charles Wallace Fellowship at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) to explore the social and cultural implications of power and the exercise of colonial power in such social or cultural spaces or sites such as the forest and its animals.

Dr. Samir Bhattacharya

Dr. Samir Bhattacharya

INSA Senior Scientist at Visva-Bharati

Samir Bhattacharya obtained his BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees from Calcutta University and joined as a research scholar at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB) known as Indian Institute of Experimental Medicine at that time at Kolkata. He earned his PhD (1970) under the supervision of Dr AG Dutta, FNA. He went to USA in 1975 as a Senior Fulbright Fellow and worked with Professor Aubrey Gorbman at the University of Washington, Seattle. He continued his work with Professor Aubrey Gorbman again in 1983 when he was selected, a second time, as a Senior Fulbright Fellow and significantly contributed to understand the mechanism of thyroid hormone action. Presently, he is at Visva-Bharati as an INSA Senior Scientist.

Dr S Borah

Dr S Borah

Professor, Management, University of North Alabama