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Anthropology

Anthropology
Open Access

ISSN: 2332-0915

Chitta Ranjan Chowdhury

Chitta Ranjan Chowdhury

Chitta Ranjan Chowdhury
Professor, Education and Development
University of Warwick, UK

Biography

Professor Chitta Ranjan CHOWDHURY, after completing his undergraduate qualification in Dentistry (1980), did a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Nutrition & Dietetics from Dhaka University (1982). He is trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Okayama University Dental School Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Japan. In 1991, he was awarded with a PhD from Asahi University School of Dentistry Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Japan, and his research for thesis was on Oral Cancer Epidemiology and Immunology. He investigated the immune status of oral cancer patients with relation to retinol, alpha-tocopherol and zinc, and first quantified zinc therapy to restore immunity in them. He did his postdoctoral training (in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery) and completed a research with a prestigious grant from Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS). He performed a series of molecular studies on oral cancer in collaboration with his Japanese colleagues and investigated the mutations and deletions of identified tumor suppressor genes in chewing tobacco related oral cancer.

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