Dr. Antu Das, PhD


2000 Public Health Pavilion, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
R-znvy: naq630@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-171-6364

Personal Statement

Development of humanized animal (mouse, rat and rabbit) models with human skin, immune system and other tissues for studying skin vaccines and adjuvants against human infectious (HIV, HCV, arboviruses, etc.) diseases with associated immune/inflammatory responses and pathogenesis.


Investigation of the persistence of lymphoid tissue fibrosis and immunomodulation following HIV infection in the Humanized mouse model.


2010 - 2012 | Tripura University | Master of Science
2013 - 2018 | Tripura University | Doctor of Philosophy
2018 - present | University of Pittsburgh | Postdoctoral Fellow

Selected Publications

1. Das T, Das MC, Das A, Bhowmik S, Sandhu P, Akhter Y, Bhattacharjee S, De UC. Modulation of S. aureus and P. aeruginosa biofilm: an in vitro study with new coumarin derivatives. World J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2018 Nov 8;34(11):170. doi:10.1007/s11274-018-2545-1.


2. Samal J, Kelly S, Na-Shatal A, Elhakiem A, Das A, Ding M, Sanyal A, Gupta P, Melody K, Roland B, Ahmed W, Zakir A, Bility M. Human immunodeficiency virusinfection induces lymphoid fibrosis in the BM-liver-thymus-spleen humanized mousemodel. JCI Insight. 2018 Sep 20;3(18). pii: 120430. doi:


3. Das MC, Das A, Samaddar S, Daware A, Ghosh C, Acharjee S, Sandhu P, Jawed JJ, De UC, Majumdar S, Gupta SK. Vitexin alters Staphylococcus aureus surface hydrophobicity to interfere with biofilm formation. bioRxiv. 2018 Jan 1:301473.

4. Das A, Jawed JJ, Das MC, Sandhu P, De UC, Dinda B, Akhter Y, Bhattacharjee S. Antileishmanial and immunomodulatory activities of lupeol, a triterpene compound isolated from Sterculia villosa. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2017 Oct; 50(4):512-522.  
5. Das A, Das MC, Das N, Bhattacharjee S. Evaluation of the antileishmanial potency, toxicity and phytochemical constituents of methanol bark extract of Sterculia villosa. Pharm Biol. 2017 Dec; 55(1):998-1009. doi:10.1080/13880209.2017.1285946.

6. Das A, Das MC, Sandhu P, Das N, Tribedi P, De UC, Akhter Y, Bhattacharjee S. Antibiofilm activity of Parkia javanica against Pseudomonas aeruginosa: a study with fruit extract. RSC Advances. 2017; 7(9):5497-513.


7. Ghosh R, Das MC, Sarkar A, Das A, Sandhu P, Dinda B, Akhter Y, Bhattacharjee S, De UC. Exploration of phytoconstituents from Mussaenda roxburghii and studies of their antibiofilm effect. Chem Biodivers. 2017 Jul 7. doi:10.1002/cbdv.201700165.

8. Das A., Jawed JJ., Das M.C.,Daware A., Ghosh C., Acharjee S., Bhattacharjee S. “Methanolic bark extract of Sterculia villosa attenuate the intracellular leishmanial load through nitric oxide generation and immunomodulation”. EJPMR, 2016, 3(12), 347-351.

9. Bhattacharjee A, Das A, Das MC, Das A, Bhattacharjee S. Anti-biofilm potentiality of Alternanthera philoxeroides: a study with methanolic plant extract. EJPMR, 2016, 3(12), 247-253.


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