- Postdoctorate: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA
- Doctorate: Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
- Masters: Biochemistry Department, Nagpur University, Nagpur
- NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (NIH-FARE), 2005.
- Young Scientist Travel Award, Mechanism of Anesthesia conference, NARA, Japan, 2005.
- Postdoctoral research fellowship by Fogarty International Center-NIH, 2003.
- Dr. S.R.V. Rao Prize for Best Platform Presentation, All India Cell Biology Conference, 2000.
- Gold Medal for M.Sc. Biochemistry, Nagpur University, 1996.
Bushra Hayat, Ramani Shyam Kapuganti, Biswajit Padhy, Pranjya Paramita Mohanty & Debasmita Pankaj Alone. Epigenetic silencing of heat shock protein 70 through DNA hypermethylation in pseudoexfoliation syndrome and glaucoma. Journal of Human Genetics, 2020, doi: 10.1038/s10038-020-0736-8.
Padhy B, Kapuganti RS, Hayat B, Mohanty PP, Alone DP. De novo variants in an extracellular matrix protein coding gene, fibulin-5 (FBLN5) are associated with pseudoexfoliation. European Journal of Human Genetics, 2019, doi: 10.1038/s41431-019-0482-6.
Gargi Gouranga Nanda and Debasmita Pankaj Alone. REVIEW: Current understanding of the pathogenesis of Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy. Molecular Vision, 2019, 25: 295-310.
Bushra Hayat, Biswajit Padhy, Pranjya Paramita Mohanty, Debasmita Pankaj Alone. Altered unfolded protein response and proteasome impairment in pseudoexfoliation pathogenesis. Experimental Eye Research, 2019, 181: 197-207.
Gargi Gouranga Nanda, Malloji Vinay Kumar, Laxmipriya Pradhan, Biswajit Padhy, Satabdi Sundaray, Sujata Das, Debasmita Pankaj Alone. rs4246215 is targeted by hsa-miR1236 to regulate FEN1 expression but is not associated with Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy. PLOS ONE, 2018, 13 (9): e0204278
Biswajit Padhy, Bushra Hayat, Gargi Gouranga Nanda, Pranjya Paramita Mohanty, Debasmita Pankaj Alone. Pseudoexfoliation and Alzheimer’s associated CLU risk variant, rs2279590 lies within an enhancer element and regulates CLU, EPHX2 and PTK2B gene expression. Human Molecular Genetics, 2017, Volume 26, Issue 22, 15 November 2017, Pages 4519–4529
Phom Limamanen, Achumi Bovita, Alone Debasmita P, Muralidhara M, Yenisetti S C. Curcumin's Neuroprotective Efficacy in Drosophila Model of Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease is Phase Specific: Implication of its Therapeutic Effectiveness. Rejuvenation Res., 2014, 17 (6): 481-9.
Nanda Gargi G, Padhy Biswajit, Samal Sujata, Das Sujata, Alone Debasmita P. Genetic association of TCF4 intronic polymorphisms, CTG18.1 and rs17089887, with Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy in an Indian population. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 2014, 55 (11):7674-80.
Padhy Biswajit, Nanda Gargi G, Chowdhury Mahesweta, Padhi Debanand, Rao Aparna, Alone Debasmita P. Role of an extracellular chaperone, clusterin in the pathogenesis of pseudoexfoliation syndrome and pseudoexfoliation glaucoma. Experimental Eye Research, 2014, 127: 69-76.
Das Sourajit S, Nanda Gargi G, Alone Debasmita P. Artemisinin and Curcumin inhibit Drosophila brain tumor, prolong life span, and restore locomotor activity. IUBMB Life, 2014 66: 496-506.
Alone Debasmita P, Rodriguez Jason C, Noland Cameron L and Nash Howard A. Impact of copy number variation on Anesthesia in Drosophila melanogaster. Anesthesiology, 2009, 111, 15-24
Tiwari Anand K, Alone Debasmita P and Roy Jagat K. Rab11 is essential for fertility in Drosophila. Cell Biology International, 2008, 32, 1158-1168.
Alone Debasmita P, Scott Robert L and Nash Howard A. An Ion Channel that Influences Anesthesia Sensitivity: Designing a Genetic Test for Assessing a Candidate Anesthetic Target. Int. Congress Series, 2005, 1283, 119-125.
Alone Debasmita P, Tiwari Anand K, Mandal Lolitika, Li Mingfa, Mechler Bernard M and Roy Jagat K. Rab11 is required during Drosophila eye development. Int. J Dev Biol. 2005, 49, 873-879.
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Molecular Genetics and Epigenetics of Neurodegenerative disorders: Glaucoma, Corneal endothelial dystrophies and Cancer
With the shifting demographics towards older age, there is a major concern for age-related disorders. 90% of individuals dying each year are due to age-related causes. Understanding the genome, epigenome and proteome between healthy and diseased state of these individuals pave a way for unravelling bio-markers for early diagnosis and/or therapeutics for various diseases. Our goal is to find these underlying players that change the micro-environmental niche differently in a diseased state during the developmental process of aging and hence are responsible for these age related-disorders. We are currently focusing on understanding the pathomechanism of two neurodegenerative eye disorders (Glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible World Blindness and Corneal Endothelial Dystrophies) as well as Cancer using a pleothora of cellular, biochemical, genetics, genomics and molecular biology techniques involving human samples, Drosophila models as well as in vitro cell lines.
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