Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Genetics
American International Medical University, West Indies
Satyajit Patra is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Genetics at American International Medical University located in Saint Lucia, West Indies. He also currently serves as visiting faculty of Jayadev College of Pharmacy, Bhubaneswar, India. He received a B.Pharm degree from SRM University, Chennai in 1999, and a M.Pharm degree from Manipal University at Manipal. He received his Ph.D. in Cancer Molecular Biology from the Manipal University in 2008. From 2006 to 2009 he worked at Manipal University in Manipal, India eventually as an Assistant Professor. In 2009 he joined University of California at San Diego to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship. He joined Medical University of Americas at Nevis, West Indies as an Assistant Professor in the department of Biochemistry and Genetics in 2012. His research interests center on cellular genetic instability, accumulation of mutations, chromosome number instabilities and genetic alterations in tumors. He has explored the novel mutations in 3-methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase (MCC) a causing mechanism for causing methylcrotonylglycinuria. In addition he has made numerous contributions to marine source based drugs and their derivatives and understanding the mechanism of these natural drugs in cancer. He is recipient of prestigious Lady Tata Foundation fellowship, CSIR fellowship.