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Cell Biology & Physiology Division

Dr. Syed N. Kabir

Chief Scientist
(MSc, PhD)
Contact -
snkabir@iicb.res.in

Current Research Interest

1.   Reproductive endocrinology with special reference to pathophysiologic entities like premature ovarian failure, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian disease, etc. This project involves development of suitable animal models and elucidation of basic regulatory mechanisms pertaining to pathogenesis of different reproductive disorders.

2.   Development of spermicidal contraceptive modalities with anti-HIV hallmark. In quest for such a conceptual spermicide, we put emphasis on plant saponins. A lead molecule has been identified that possesses potent spermicidal property and is effective at very low concentrations. We are looking forward to explore the future promise of this molecule as a spermicidal agent.

Names of the group members including regular staff with designation and research fellows:
Fellow/RA/PA Staff
  1. Dr.Neela De, P.A.Lavel-III
  2. Ms. Piyali Saha, SRF    
  3. Ms. Dipanwita Das, JRF 
  4. Ms. Poornima Chandran, P.A.Lavel-III
  5. Ms. Sayani Banerjee, JRF (CSIR)/ Contact: sayaniban@gmail.com
  6. Ms. Ghungroo Saraswat, JRF (DBT)/ Contact: ghungroo3789@gmail.com
  7. Ms. Parthana Chakraborty, WOS-A (DST)/ Contact: parthana.c81@gmail.com
  8. Mrs. Nita Chakraborty, Technician - IContact: cnitawork@gmail.com

Mr. Herambananda Roy, Technical Officer

List of important Publications:

  1. Das T, Chattopadhyay R, Ghosh S, Goswami SK, Chattopadhyay D, Chakravarty BN, Kabir SN. The role of an estrogen up-regulated 64.0 kilodalton uterine fluid glycoprotein in improving fertility in women. Fertil Steril. 2006 (in press).
  2. Bandyopadhyay S, Banerjee S, Pal AK, Goswami SK, Chakravarty BN, Kabir SN. Primordial germ cell migration in the rat: preliminary evidence for a role of galactosyltransferase. Biol Reprod. 2004 Dec;71(6):1822-7.
  3. Goswami SK, Das T, Chattopadhyay R, Sawhney V, Kumar J, Chakravarty BN, Kabir SN. A randomized single-blind controlled trial of letrozole as a low-cost IVF protocol in women with poor ovarian response: a preliminary report. Hum Reprod. 2004 Sep;19(9):2031-5. Epub 2004 Jun 24
  4. Bandyopadhyay S, Chakrabarti J, Banerjee S, Goswami SK, Chakravarty BN, Kabir SN. Galactose toxicity in the rat as a model for premature ovarian failure: an experimental approach readdressed. Hum Reprod. 2003 Oct;18(10):2031-8. Erratum in: Hum Reprod. 2003 Dec;18(12):2726.
  5. Bandyopadhyay S, Chakrabarti J, Banerjee S, Pal AK, Goswami SK, Chakravarty BN, Kabir SN. Prenatal exposure to high galactose adversely affects initial gonadal pool of germ cells in rats. Hum Reprod. 2003 Feb;18(2):276-82.
  6. Pal AK, Biswas S, Goswami SK, Kabir SN. Effect of pelvic endometrial implants on overall reproductive functions of female rats. Biol Reprod. 1999 Apr;60(4):954-8.
  7. Biswas S, Kabir SN, Pal AK. The role of nitric oxide in the process of implantation in rats. J Reprod Fertil. 1998 Sep;114(1):157-61.
  8. Goswami SK, Chakravarty BN, Kabir SN.Significance of an abnormal response during pituitary desensitization in an in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer program. J Assist Reprod Genet. 1996 May;13(5):374-80.

Detail list of Publications upto December'2012 ==>> Click here

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