Probal Banerjee

Academic Background

  • Department of Chemistry and CSI/IBR , Center for Developmental Neuroscience
  • Post-Doctoral Research (Neuroscience), University of Chicago.
  • Ph.D. (Bio-organic Chemistry) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry) Jadavpur University Calcutta, India

Area of Research

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience

Research Interests


Dr. Probal Banerjee's research team at the College of Staten Island (City University of New York) is divided into two groups that study (i) The role of the serotonin 1A receptor (5-HT 1A-R) in the survival and maturation of brain neurons during development: its role in depression and Schizophrenia; (ii) Designing news strategies of eliminating brain tumor cells– (a) manipulating expression of ATPase II and ATPase 1b to regulate phagocytosis, (b) using non-toxic food components to target tumor cells.