DST INSPIRE Faculty at the Department of Innate Immunity, ICMR- NIRRH (National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health) Mumbai
Barnali is a DST INSPIRE Faculty at the Department of Innate Immunity, ICMR- NIRRH (National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health) Mumbai since 2018. Previously, she was a Postdoctoral fellow at Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York with Dr. Pamela Stanley. Barnali received her Phd from University of Hyderabad under the supervision of Dr. Suresh Yenugu. Her research interest focusses on glycosylation and its importance during spermatogenesis and male fertility.
She is also interested in identifying the role of Surfactant protein D (SP-D) – an innate immune molecule in metastatic prostate cancer and as an inhibitor of replication and infection of SARS-COV-2. All this work has yielded a good record of peer-reviewed publications. Recently, she has received grant from the Department of Biotechnology-Maternal Child health for her program in understanding the Cross talk of Sertoli cell and glycosylation deficient germ cells. She is a recipient of several awards to name a few; Dr. (Mrs) Mridula Kamboj Young Scientist Award, India (2021); DST-INSPIRE faculty fellowship, India (2017); Lalor Foundation Postdoctoral fellowship, USA (2015).
Sugar Logistics gone wrong in Male Infertility
- Biswas B, Batista F, Akintayo A, Aguilan J, Stanley P. Transgenic Rescue of Spermatogenesis in Males With Mgat1 Deleted in Germ Cells. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2020 Apr 2;8:212. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2020.00212. PMID: 32300591; PMCID: PMC7142241.
- Thakur G, Sathe G, Kundu I, Biswas B, Gautam P, Alkahtani S, Idicula-Thomas S, Sirdeshmukh R, Kishore U, Madan T. Membrane Interactome of a Recombinant Fragment of Human Surfactant Protein D Reveals GRP78 as a Novel Binding Partner in PC3, a Metastatic Prostate Cancer Cell Line. Front Immunol. 2021 Jan 19;11:600660. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.600660. PMID: 33542717; PMCID: PMC7850985.
- Madan T, Biswas B, Varghese PM, Subedi R, Pandit H, Idicula-Thomas S, Kundu I, Rooge S, Agarwal R, Tripathi DM, Kaur S, Gupta E, Gupta SK, Kishore U. A Recombinant Fragment of Human Surfactant Protein D Binds Spike Protein and Inhibits Infectivity and Replication of SARS-CoV-2 in Clinical Samples. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2021 Jul;65(1):41-53. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2021-0005OC. PMID: 33784482; PMCID: PMC8320127.