Anirban Das

Anirban is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab and he works jointly in the Jackrel and Rudra Labs. He is originally from “The City of Joy”: Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, and his Master’s Degree in Chemical Science from Central University of Pondicherry. He then joined Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal) for his Ph. D. in Bhopal, India where he worked in Dr. Ishu Saraogi’s lab. In his Ph.D., he worked on developing small molecule-based inhibitors and sensors for insulin aggregation. He is the recipient of the Best Thesis Award (Gold Medal) in 2022 from the Department of Chemistry, IISER Bhopal. When not in the lab, he enjoys cooking, traveling, and watching movies.


Das, A., Gangarde, Y.M., Tomar, V., Shinde, O., Upadhyay, T., Alam, S., Ghosh, S., Chaudhary, V., Saraogi, I. Small molecule inhibitor prevents insulin fibrillogenesis and preserves activity. Mol. Pharm., 2020, 17, 1827-1834.

Das, A., Datta, T., Gadhe, L., Koner, A.L., Saraogi, I. Biocompatible fluorescent probe for selective detection of amyloid fibrils. Anal. Chem. 2020, 92, 10336-10341.

Gangarde, Y.M., Das, A., Ajit, J., Saraogi, I. Synthesis and evaluation of arylamides with hydrophobic side chains for insulin aggregation inhibition. ChemPlusChem 2021, 86, 750-757 (Invited article in Special Collection on “Synthesis, Properties and Application of Foldamers”)

Das, A, Gangarde Y.M., Saraogi I. An amphiphilic small molecule drives insulin aggregation inhibition and amyloid disintegration. Int J. Biol Macromolecules, 2022, 218, 981-991

Das, A., Shah, M., Saraogi, I. Molecular aspects of insulin aggregation and its inhibition using small molecules. ACS Bio Med Chem Au 2022, 2(3), 205-221.

Das, A., Sah, P., Saraogi, I. Dual role of a fluorescent small molecule as a sensor and inhibitor of protein fibrillation. Chemistry-An Asian Journal, 2023 Feb 14;18(4):e202201309, DOI: 10.1002/asia.202201309