Dr. Arindam Pramanik

Dr. Arindam Pramanik


Dr. Arindam Pramanik graduated in microbiology, chemistry and zoology  from St Josephs college, Bangalore (Karnataka, India). After completion of his masters from University of Kalyani, India, he started his research career in the field of cancer drug delivery. He obtained his PhD from the University of Jadavpur (Kolkata, India) on a topic entitled “Synthesis, characterization of biodegradable polymer and metal based nanoparticles for its biological application & drug delivery”, under the supervision of Prof. Parimal Karmakar, in the Department of Life Science and Biotechnology. He pursued his doctoral research as a DBT research fellow. 

Post PhD, he was awarded by two National Post-Doctoral Fellowships by Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India and Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India. He pursed the former in Indian Association for cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India during July – December 2016 in the Department of Biological Science with Prof. Arindam Banerjee. 

He joined the University of Leeds as a Newton fellow in the year 2017 and worked with Prof. Paul Millner, at the faculty of Biological Sciences, on ‘Delivery of anticancer agents to cancer cell using cubosome nanoparticles functionalized with targeting protein and biomolecules for cancer therapeutics’. During his work in Prof. Miller’s laboratory he received the “Joe Gray Travel award” from Oregon State University, Portland, USA to present his work at 16th International Nanomedicine & Drug Delivery symposium at Portland in December 2018.

Book Chapters
1. Pramanik A (2019) Recent Advancements on Nano-Based Drug Delivery System for Targeted Cancer Therapy. Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine: Research Advancements & Future Perspectives. Taylor & Francis Ltd. doi.org/10.1201/9780429259333-10
2. Pramanik A, Pramanik P (2017) Nanobiotechnology: Basic and Applied Aspects. Magnetic Nanoparticles. Anthem Press. 75-103. DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt1xp3w0p.13

Research interests

  • Natural peptides as cancer theraputics
  • Liposomal Nanostructures (Cubosomes)
  • Tumor Microenvirnment – Response and Parameters
  • Cancer Biomarkers
  • Assessment and application of tagged delivery vehicles in in-vivo systems
  • Hydrogel as cancer therapeutics
  • Upconversion nanoparticles
  • Biopolymers – Structures and Drug Delivery Potential
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  • PhD - Life Science and Biotechnology
  • Masters of Science - Microbiology
  • Bachelors of Science - Microbiology, Chemistry, Zoology

Professional memberships

  • Guest Editor for Frontiers of Chemistry issue: Immunomodulatory Nanomaterials in Cancer Theranostics