Departments
Department of Human Physiology

Brief Profile of the Department

The Department of Human Physiology was established in 2007 and the department strives for excellence in biomedical research and education to advance human health and welfare. At present, there are over 18 members in the department, including 4 full-time teaching staff, 4 non teaching staff and 10 research fellows. The basic principle that provides the foundation for the study of human physiology is the maintenance of homeostasis through the operation of complex control systems encompassing all levels of the hierarchy of human structure and function (i.e., cells, tissues, organs, and organs systems). Therefore, the course in the curriculum emphasizes an integrated study of humans across this hierarchy of structure and function. Staff of the Department of Human Physiology plays a major role in teaching to postgraduate students. Along with teaching, the faculty in the Physiology Department conducts outstanding, cutting-edge research on fundamental functions of cells and tissues. There is also keen interest in the cellular and molecular basis of diseases and translation of basic science research to develop novel therapeutic approaches.

Year of Establishment:

2007

Head of the Department:

Dr. Debasish Maiti

Courses Offered:

  1. Post Graduate (M. Sc.) in Human Physiology
  2. Ph.D.

Intake Capacity:

25

Total Research Project Funding (Completed & Ongoing):

05

Non Teaching Staffs & Contact Details

PhotoNameDesignationContact Details
Supriya Sengupta Sr. Technical Assistant (Lab) Ph:09436453815 e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gargi Chowdhury Group C Ph:09436770519

Ph.D. Scholars

PhotoNameTitle of Thesis & SupervisorContact Details
Ashish Kumar Singha Studies on immunological response of macrophages and lymphocytes in experimental leukemia model
Supervisor: Dr. Debasish Maiti
Ph:+91-9612284012
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Bhaskar Bhattacharjee Immunological study of NK cell and neutrophil in leukemic animal model
Supervisor: Dr. Debasish Maiti
Ph:+91-9856349845
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Shilpi Saha Studies on physical growth, nutritional status and maturation of the Chakma and the Bengali girls (aged 6-18 years) of Tripura and their comparative analysis
Supervisor: Dr. Samir Kr. Sil
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Parasmani Dasgupta
Ph:+91-9612546814
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Sandeep Roy Sarkar Somatotype and Nutritional Status of the Tripuri Tribal and the Bengali Adolescent Boys (Age 8-16 years) of Tripura with reference to their Physical growth
Supervisor: Dr. Samir Kr. Sil
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Parasmani Dasgupta
Ph:+91-9862797500
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Balaram Sutradhar Studies on pulmonary functions and cardiovascular status of tribal adolescent from Tripura and determination of reference standard for Spirometry
Supervisor: Dr. Dipayan Choudhuri
Ph:+91-9856675885
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Tapasi Bhattacharjee Studies on reproductive and evelopemental toxicity of Chronic low dose exposure to a mixture of metals (Cd,Pb & As) : Possible Ameliorative effect of some antioxidant micronutrients
Supervisor: Dr. Dipayan Choudhuri
Ph:+91-9436457001
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Purnajita Sen Studies on Cardiometabolic risk profile in post menopausal ethnic women of Tripura
Supervisor: Dr. Dipayan Choudhuri
Ph:+91-9436180321
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Jahanabi Saha Studies on various aspects of subchronical exposure to Chromium on Male Reproductive system
Supervisor: Dr. Dipayan Choudhuri
Ph:+91-9856568052
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Sutapa Datta Nutritional status and bone health in young adult college student of Tripura from different ethnic backgrounds
Supervisor: Prof. (Dr.) Chandan Mitra
Ph:+91-9774689510
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Syllabus for Various Courses Offered:

Seminar/Conference/Workshop/Refresher/Orientations etc. Organized:

  • Lecture on Neuro physiology of Sleep, on 9th May,2016
  • Workshop on “Statistical and Computing methods for Life Science data Analysis”,14th-19th March, 2016
  • Seminar on “Leishmania-Macrophage interaction: Changing perspectives during the last twenty five years”, 11 March, 2016
  • A popular lecture by Speaker: Dr. Prakash Chandra Dhara on "Center of Gravity of Human body and its application on ergonomics" , 17th Decmber. 2014
  • North-East Winter School on Human Genetics, Techniques and Statistical Analyses, 25th-28th November, 2013
  • International Conference 12th - 14th December, 2008: XXth Annual Conference of Physiological Society of India,
    Chief Guest: Prof. S. Leeman. Organizing Secretaries: Prof. A. DebRoy and Dr. Samir K. Sil
  • One day workshop on “Patent Awareness” Date: January 22, 2009
    Organized by:-Tripura State Council for Science & Tecnology & Department of Human Physiology
    Convenor: Dr S. K. Sil
  • Special Lecture on cancer biology Date: 5.2.2009
    Title: “Peripheral Benjodizepine receptors in Breast Cancer”
    Speaker: Prof. Salil K. Das,
    Department of Cancer Biology,
    Meharry Medical College,
    Nashville, Tennesse, USA.
  • Special Lecture on cancer biology Date: 15.01.2010
    Title: “Stem Cell Therapy for Human Diseases”
    Speaker: Dr. Hiranmoy Das,
    Associate Professor
    Cadiovascular Stem Cell Research Laboratories,
    Davis Heart and Lung research Institute
    The Ohio State University medical Center
    Columbus, Ohio. USA
  • Regional Workshop on “Introductory Statistical Analysis of Biological Data”
    Date: 23 – 27th Feb, 2009
    Organizing Secretary & Regional Coordinator: Dr. Samir K. Sil.
  • Workshop on Basic Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, 19-23 September, 2011

Address of Communication:

Department of Human Physiology
Tripura University
Suryamaninagar
Tripura (W)
Pin: 799022
email: hod_humanphysiology[at]tripurauniv.in

Laboratory Facilities:

Major equipments available (each over 1 Lakh):

  • Real time PCR
  • PCR
  • Cold Centrifuge ( Eppendorf)
  • Cold Centrifuge ( REMI)
  • UV-VIS Spectrophotometer (MERCK)
  • UV-VIS Spectrophotometer (Systronics)
  • Milli Q Water purifier system
  • 40oC Freezer
  • -20oC Freezer
  • 37oC Shaker Incubator
  • Biosafety level II Laminar Flow
  • Inverted Microscope
  • Binocular compound microscope with screen

Details of Research groups:

  • Dr. S. K. Sil (Group Leader), Mrs. Rupanjali Saha (SRF), Mrs Shilpi Saha (JRF), Mr. Sandip Roy Sarkar (JRF). Mr. Satyapriya Roy (JRF), P Bhowmik (JRF). The research interest includes studies on human genetic diversity in Indian population specially in northeastern population with special reference to HLA diversity and haemoglobinopathies. Currently the group has undertaken collaborative work regarding molecular epidemiology and genetic diversity of hepatitis B virus in Tripura. Chemotherapeutic properties of local medicinal plants against cancer cell lines, especially resistant cell lines, are also being investigated.
  • Dr. D. Maiti (Group Leader), Mr. Bhaskar Bhattacharjee (JRF), Mr. Asish Singha (JRF) Our laboratory will use rodents as leukemia models to understand functions of immune cells in leukemic condition. We will induce leukemia by introducing N-N’ Ethylnitrosourea in rodents by using different growth factors. Our lab will focus to activate the immune cells for the immunotherapeutic purpose. In disease conditions the abnormalities of the internal environment (both in bone marrow and peripheral blood) will be studied in our lab. Expression of different genes and their signaling process in leukemia cell line will also be studied. The effect of different plant extract collected from north east states of India, mainly from Tripura will be used to observe the biological activity specifically against leukemia.
  • Dr. Dipayan Choudhuri (Group Leader), Miss Tapasi Bhattacharjee (JRF) Major thrust area of this group is to study effect of endocrine disrupters on reproductive physiology with probable role of naturally occurring antioxidants.
  • Dr. Sudipta Pal (Group Leader), Mrs. Chaitali Sarkar (JRF), Mr. Shibaprasad Barman (JRF), Mr. Surajit Bhattacharjee (JRF). The major thrust area of research of this group is biochemical toxicology. Studies involve exposure of different certain environmental toxicants especially metals and earth elements on biochemical parameters especially those parameters related to oxidative stress. Overexposure of such metals may produce adverse effects on human health. Tissue specific toxicity will be assessed by monitoring different enzymes and biochemical parameters related to oxidative stress. Metal toxicity may alter tissue metabolic activities through generation of ROS. Reactive oxygen species cause oxidative damage to cellular components including DNA, tissue proteins, fatty acids etc. So it is intended to investigate whether those metals alter metabolism in terms of oxidative stress and other biochemical parameters and enzyme activities that are closely related to metabolic alteration of the body.

Collaborations:

At present department is collaborating with AGMC, Agartala and IPGMER, Kolkata regarding research work on HPV genetic polymorphism.
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