Dr. Abinit Saha, PhD (Biotechnology)

Dr. Abinit Saha

Present Position: Assistant Professor and HoD

Department of Biotechnology,School of Life Science & Biotechnology

E-mail: abinit.saha@adamasuniversity.ac.in


  • PhD (Biotechnology), Bose Institute (University of Calcutta)
  • M.Sc. in Zoology, (University of Calcutta)
  • B.Sc.(H) in Zoology, (University of Calcutta)

Research Key Areas:

  • Prokaryotic Gene regulation and Transcription biology
  • Application of nanoparticles in biological system
  • Role of cAMP in E. coli and M. tuberculosis.
  • Protein folding and Unfolding

Research Highlights:

  • Seed funding award. Adamas University, Kolkata, India. 2021 (along with Dr. Rajib majumder)


  • Assistant Professor – Grade 2. Adamas University, India. 2016 – Till date.
  • Assistant Professor (Guest Faculty), Adamas University, India. 2015 – 2016.
  • Assistant Professor (Guest Lecturer), Vivekananda College, Thakurpukur, Kolkata, 2014-2015.
  • Worked as Project Assistant/Associate from July 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014 to assist in writing the book entitled “The History of Science in India, Volume VIII, Bio-Chemistry, Bio-Physics and Molecular Biology” under the guidance of Prof. N.C. Mondal and Prof. Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay, sponsored by the National Academy of Science, India, Allahabad, Govt. of India.

Research Publication (s):

    • Number of research papers published in International refereed journals: 11
    • Number of invited Book-Chapters: 1

    Selected Publication (s):

    1. Saha A, Mukhopadhyay J, Datta AB, Parrack P. (2015) Revisiting the mechanism of activation of cyclic AMP receptor protein (CRP) by cAMP in Escherichia coli: lessons from a subunit-crosslinked form of CRP. FEBS Lett. 2015 Jan 30;589(3):358-63.
    2. Banerjee R, Rudra P, Saha A, Mukhopadhyay J. (2015) Recombinant reporter assay using transcriptional machinery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J Bacteriol. 2015 Feb;197(3):646-53.
    3. Saha RP, Samanta S, Patra S, Sarkar D, Saha A, Singh MK (2017) Metal homeostasis in bacteria: the role of ArsR-SmtB family of transcriptional repressors in combating varying metal concentrations in the environment. Biometals. 2017 May 16. doi: 10.1007/s10534-017-0020-3.
    4. Saha A, Chakraborti, S. (2018) Effect of ZnO quantum dots on Escherichia coli global transcription regulator: A molecular investigation. Int J Biol Macromol. 2018 Oct 1;117:1280-1288.
    5. Saha A, Sharma AR, Bhattacharya M, Sharma G, Lee SS, Chakraborty C (2020) Probable Molecular Mechanism of Remdesivir for the Treatment of COVID-19: Need to Know More. Archives of Medical Research. 2020
    6. Saha A, Sharma AR, Bhattacharya M, Sharma G, Lee SS, Chakraborty C (2020) Tocilizumab: A therapeutic option for the treatment of cytokine storm syndrome in COVID-19. Archives of Medical Research. 2020
    7. Saha A, Sharma AR, Bhattacharya M, Sharma G, Lee SS, Chakraborty C (2020) Response to: Status of Remdesivir: Not Yet Beyond Question! Archives of Medical
      Research. 2020
    8. Bhakta S, Saha A., (2020) An investigation to study the effects of cyclic-AMP to cAMP receptor protein from Mycobacterium tuberculosis by computational approach. Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 2020. 1579 (1), 012025.
    9. Samanta S, Sharma AR, Saha A, Singh MK, Das A, Bhattacharya M, Saha RP, Lee SS, Chakraborty C (2021) The bacteriophage mu lysis system–A new mechanism of host lysis? doi:10.32604/biocell.2021.015537, Received 25 December 2020; Accepted 28 February 2021; Published online 11 May 2021
    10. Sharma AR, Bhattacharya M, Bhakta S, Saha A, Lee SS, Chakraborty C (2021)Recent research progress on circular RNAs: Biogenesis, properties, functions, and therapeutic potential. Molecular Therapy – Nucleic Acids, 2021, ISSN 2162-2531, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.omtn.2021.05.022.
    11. Ghosh S, Saha A, Samanta S, Saha RP (2021) Genome structure and genetic diversity in the Ebola virus. Current Opinion in Pharmacology, 2021, 60, 83-90.


Research Projects:

Adamas University Seed Grant in 2021. Rs. 80K for 1st year.

Research Advisor / Supervisor:

  • Doctoral Thesis Advisor / Supervisor: 2 (Under progress)
  • Post Graduate Thesis Advisor: 6 (Awarded)

Award/ Academic Recognition/ Major Professional Activity:

     Journal Reviewer: Current Opinion in Pharmacology, Infection, Genetics and Evolution etc.
     Professional body Life membership

  • The Biotech Research Society, India
  • The Society Of Biological Chemists (India)

Award/ Academic Recognition

  • Awarded as one of the Best Faculty members from School of Life Science and Biotechnology for the session 2018-19 by Adamas University.
  • Qualified Joint CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Life Sciences, organized by HRDG, CSIR, India.
  • Secured 2nd rank in B.Sc. Zoology (Hons.) from University of Calcutta.
  • K. S. RAO Memorial Award for securing highest marks in B.Sc. (Zoology Hons.) from Vivekanada College, Thakurpukur, Kolkata, India.
  • Teachers’ Council Award for securing highest marks in B. Sc. (Zoology Hons.) from Vivekanada College, Thakurpukur, Kolkata, India.
  • Awarded prestigious Visiting fellow award in NIH visiting program.