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Dr. Sudipta Majumdar

  • Assistant Professor

    Office: 239B Weyandt Hall
    Phone: (724) 357-4481       
    E-mail: smajum@iup.edu

    Office Hours

    M: 9:00–11:00 a.m. 
    T: 2:30–3:30 p.m.    
    R: 2:00–4:00 p.m.   

    Education

    BS – Calcutta University
    PhD – Wesleyan University
    Postdoctoral Fellowship – University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign        

    Field

    Applied Biochemistry   

    Courses

    CHEM 101/102 — College Chemistry I/II
    CHEM 351 — Biochemistry
    BIOC 481 — Special Topics in Biochemistry, "Protein Engineering" 

    Research Interests

    The goal of our research is to utilize the unique properties of proteins, peptides and DNA for developing biocatalyst and biosensor. Techniques and methods involve a variety of molecular biology and protein engineering tools, including rational, semi-rational and evolutionary approaches. 

    Select Publications

    Majumdar, S., Lukk, T., Solbiati, O. J., Bauer, S., Nair, K. S., Cronan, E. J., and Gerlt, A. J. (2014) Roles of small laccases from Streptomyces in lignin degradation, Biochemistry, 53, 4047-4058. 

    Majumdar, S., and Pratt, R. F. (2009) Intramolecular cooperativity in the reaction of diacyl phosphates with serine β-lactamases, Biochemistry, 48(35), 8293-8298.

    Majumdar,S., and Pratt, R. F. (2009) Inhibition of class A and class C β-lactamases by diaroyl phosphates, Biochemistry, 48(35), 8285-8292.

    Majumdar, S., Aderinan, S. A., Nukaga, M., and Rex R. F. (2005) Inhibition of class D β-lactamases by diaroyl phosphates, Biochemistry, 44(49), 16121-16129.

    Mukherjee, S., Majumdar, S., and Bhattacharyya, D. (2005) Role of hydrogen bonds in protein-DNA recognition: effect of nonpolar amino groups, J. Phys. Chem. B, 109(20), 10484-10492.