Srimonti Sarkar

Srimonti Sarkar

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Postdoctoral Position: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California San Diego

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Address: Biological Sciences
Unified Academic Campus
Bose Institute
EN-80, Sector V
Bidhan Nagar
Kolkata - 700 091, India
E-Mail: srimonti[at]
Phone: +91-33-25693290



  1. Sarkar, S. and Hopper, A.K. (1998).  tRNA nuclear export in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: In situ Hybridization analysis.  Molecular Biology of the Cell, Volume 9: 3041-3055


  1. Sarkar, S., Azad, A.K., and Hopper, A.K. (1999).  Nuclear tRNA aminoacylation and its role in nuclear export of endogenous tRNAs in Saccharomyces cerevisiaeProceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, Volume 96: 14366-14371


  1. Qui, H., Hu, C., Anderson, J., Bjork, G.R., Sarkar, S., Hopper, A.K., and Hinnebusch, A.G. (2000).  Defects in tRNA processing and nuclear export induce GCN4 translation independently of phosphorylation of the subunit of eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2.  Molecular and Cellular Biology, Volume 20: 2505-2516.


  1. Azad, A.K., Stanford, D.R., Sarkar, S., and Hopper, A.K. (2001).  Role of nuclear pools of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases in tRNA nuclear export.  Molecular Biology of the Cell, Volume 12: 1381-1392.


  1. Burda, P., Padilla, S.M., Sarkar, S., and Emr, S.D. (2002).  Retromer function in endosome-to-Glogi retrograde transport is regulated by the yeast Vps34 PtdIns 3-kinase.  Journal of Cell Science, Volume 115: 3889-3900.


  1. Katzmann, D.J.*, Sarkar, S.*, Chu, T.Y.*, Audhya, A., and Emr, S.D. (2004).  Multivesicular Body Sorting: Ubiquitin Ligase Rsp5 is required for the modification and sorting of Carboxypeptidase S.  Molecular Biology of the Cell, Volume 15: 468-480.  (*Equal contribution).
  2.       Banerjee, S., Basu, S. *, and Sarkar, S. * (2010).  Comparative genomics reveals selective distribution and domain organization of FYVE and PX domain proteins across eukaryotic lineages.  BMC Genomics, Volume 11: 83.  (*Co-corresponding authors)


  1. Ray, T., Maity, P.C., Banerjee, S., Deb, S., Dasgupta, A.K., Sarkar, S.*, and Sil, A.K.*. (2010).  Vitamin C prevents cigarette smoke induced atherosclerosis in guinea pig modelJournal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis, Volume 17: 817-827.  (*Co-corresponding authors)
  2. Sinha, A., Mandal, S., Banerjee, S., Ghosh, A., Ganguly, S., Sil, A.K., and Sarkar, S.  (2011).  Identification and characterization of a FYVE domain from the early diverging eukaryote Giardia lambliaCurrent Microbiology Volume 62: 1179-1184.
  3. Ghosh, A., Karmalar, S., Mukherjee, A.K., Raj, D., Das, K., Sarkar, S., Nozaki, T. and Ganguly, S.  (2013).  The spliceosomal protein SnRNP F binds to both U3 and U14 class of snoRNA in Giardia lambliaGlobal Journal of Biology, Agriculture & Health Sciences Volume 2: 178-184.
  4. Das, B., Ray, T., Panda, K., Maiti, A., Sarkar, S. and Sil, A.K. (2014).  Leucine and its transporter provide protection against cigarette smoke-induced cell death: a potential therapy for emphysema.  Toxicology Reports Volume 1 752-763.
  5. Sinha, A., Datta, S.P., Ray, A. and Sarkar, S. (2015).  A reduced VWA domain-containing proteasomal ubiquitin receptor of Giardia lamblia localized to the flagellar pore regions in microtubule-dependent manner.  Parasites & Vectors Volume 8:120 (DOI 10.1186/s13071-015-0737-1).
  6. Dutta, S., Saha, N., Ray, A. and Sarkar, S. (2015). Significantly-diverged Did2/Vps46 orthologues from the protozoan parasite Giardia lamblia.  Current Microbiology Volume 71(3): 333-40 (DOI: 10.1007/s00284-015-0844-4)
  7. Sinha, A#., Ray, A#., Ganguly, S., Ghosh Dastidar, S.,* and Sarkar, S.*. (2015). Variation in the ribosome interacting loop of the Sec61a from Giardia lambliaBiology Direct Sep 30; 10(1): 56. (DOI: 10.1186/s13062-015-0087-0) (# Equal contributors; *Co-corresponding authors)
  8.  Ray, A. and Sarkar S. (2017) The proteasome of the differently-diverged eukaryote Giardia lamblia and its role in remodeling of the microtubule-based cytoskeleton. Critical Reviews in Microbiology. Volume 43 (4) 481-492  ( 
  9. Jana, A., Sinha, A., and Sarkar S. (2017).  Phosphoinositide binding profiles of the PX domains of Giardia lambliaParasitology International Volume 66: 606-14 (
  10. Saha, N., Dutta, S., Datta, S.P. and Sarkar, S. (2018). The minimal ESCRT machinery of Giardia lamblia has altered inter-subunit interactions within the ESCRT-II and ESCRT-III complexes.  Eur. J. Cell Biol. In Press. (

Book Chapter

A. Sinha, S. Sarkar.  Ubiquitin-Proteasome System- a target to control pathogenic protozoa.  In Microbial pathogens and strategies for combating them: science, technology and education, Formatex Research Center, Spain, 2013.

Datta, S. P., Jana, A., Saha, N., Bhattacharjee C., and Sarkar, S.  Phosphoinositides and Rab GTPases: identity markers of vesicular trafficking.  In Advances in Medico-Veterinary Parasitology: An Indian Perspective, Editors: Arun K. Yadav, Veena Tandon and S. L. Hoti; Panima Publishing Corporation, New Delhi; 2018: 511p. 323-39

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    Dr. Sumana Banerjeee (2007 to 2012; awarded 2014)

    Dr. Abhishek Sinha (2008 to 2014)

    Dr. Somnath Dutta (2010 to 2015; awarded 2016)

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