Associate Professor (G), School of Biological Sciences (SBS), NISER
PDF: Biophysics/Molecular Dynamics/Molecular Biology/LASER instrumentation
Scientist @ VIDO: Innate Mucosal Immunity
Faculty @ NISER: Innate Mucosal Immunity/Gut Microbiome & Stress with emphasis on Gut-Brain-Gut Axis
@ NISER (since 2009)
Prajna P. Naik,
Rinku Pramanick, Niranjan
Naik, A., Pandey, U., Mukherjee, R., Mukhopadhyay, S., Chakraborty, S., Ghosh, A., Aich, P. Lactobacillus
Priyadarshini, S., Pradhan, B., Griebel, P., and Aich, P. Cortisol regulates immune and metabolic processes in murine adipocytes and macrophages through HTR2c and HTR5a serotonin receptors. Eur. J Cell Biol. 2018, 97(7), 483-492, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejcb.2018.07.004 https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/0EE2D999A7BDB0C4C5EEB6223DB4DC4F1E...
Priyadarshini, S., Pradhan, B., and Aich, P. Role of Murine macrophage in temporal regulation of cortisol and serotonin induced adipogenesis in pre-adipocytes when grown together. Biol Open 2018, http://bio.biologists.org/content/biolopen/7/8/bio034629.full.pdf?with-d...
Pradhan, B., Guha, D., Naik, A. K., Banerjee, A.,
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Palok Aich on ResearchGate
Public-Academic Lecture @
International project student
and adipogenesis and as a QES fellow,
SER. A figure from his first publication also
While science is important to understand nature and to make our living
Odisha Health Consortium, Bhubaneswar:
I am involved in Health Research. Health research without participation of clinicians is not meaningful. I spearheaded an initiative to form a consortium at national and local level. On May 17, we had a first meeting with 5 clinicians (from AIIMS, BBSR, SCB medical College, Cuttack, KIIMS, BBSR, Sum Hospital, BBSR) and 5 basic researchers (from NISER, ILS and KIIT). In the first meeting we identified 4 topics (major health problem) of interest to go ahead, these are Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD), Lean Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), Systemic Lupus
We also started a cluster formation among local universities and research institutes to build joint research programs and central research facility.
Besides my regular academic (teaching and research) activities, I was executing various administrative responsibilities as follows
1. 1st Chairperson of the School of Biological Sciences, NISER
2. 1st Chair of the UGCI, NISER
3. Dean/Faculty-in-charge of a) International Affairs and Resource Planning, b) Institute Works Dept and c) the NISER Library
During Ph.D., (Supervisor: Professor Dipak
I moved to Stockholm, Sweden [Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet], following submission of my Ph.D. thesis, to start my 1st PDF research (Supervisor: Professor Astrid
With such background so far, I
Following my PDF training, I joined a biopharmaceutical company in Canada as a Group Leader [Bio-imaging]. After a year, I accepted a position at the University of Saskatchewan, as in-charge, Biophysical section of Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Center, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Within a few months, I
In 2009, we returned to India. The planning to return was personal (for family-related reasons). When I left VIDO, I had 7 ongoing projects
In 2009, I joined NISER as an Associate Professor and started working on understanding the effects of psychological stress on humans
Evolution of the work that I
My focus is on the understanding role of the gut microbiota in modulating innate immunity and metabolism. We try to understand the effects of gut microbiome on brain and effects of psychological stress (as a perturbation to brain function) on the gut microbiota. We try to understand reversibility of Gut-Brain-Gut axis.
Hundreds of trillions (1014) of tiny creatures call our body home, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and others. They're not always bad news, and in fact, our health depends on having a thriving collection of microbes. Our results are leading to an insight that correlation, of genomic and
Some details are fuzzy, but we know that
We know, for example, that people whose gut ecosystems
While microbes seem important in maintaining health but the understanding of the mode of action and mechanisms are not clear.
By the time our food gets to the microbes in our large intestine, the starch, sugar,
There's no doubt that people will dope via microbes. There are companies talking about big cosmetic changes. There will be new smells, new functions. It's an interesting area because you don't have to
The main question of my research group is, how does microbiota maintain homeostasis to define health? By perturbing a normal microbial environment we would like to know (a) how is the restoration dynamics, (b) how does the perturbation affect physiology (e.g. metabolism and innate mucosal immunity), (c) how does gut-brain-gut axis regulate gut microbiome or how is physiology being regulated by the microbiome.
A few important leads, that
Systems Biology (BE1), Biophysics & Biostatistics (B203),
Science of Life (I &
Quantitative Biology (B558/B758) and laboratory courses
Chemical Biology (B457/B657)
Basic Techniques in Life Science
At Karolinska Institutet
Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS)
Palok Aich, PhD, Associate Professor (G), School of Biological Sciences,
National Institute of Science Education & Research (NISER),
P.O. Bhimpur-Padanpur via Jatni; Bhubaneswar 752 050; Khurda, Odisha, India
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