Dr. Saroj Pramanik

Associate Professor of Biology
Office Location: 
Key Hall 151
(443) 885-3709

M.S., Ph.D. Biochemistry, Indian Agril. Research Institute, New Delhi, India


M.S., Ph.D. Biochemistry, Indian Agril. Research Institute, New Delhi, India

Research Interests:

  • Bioremediation
  • Somatic Embryogenesis of Plants
  • Protein Synthesis
  • Cancer Drug Development

Current Research:

  • Translational control of gene expression during cellular differentiation
  • Bioremediation of toxic chemicals using plant: microbial interactions
  • Development of Biomarker for cancer detection and chemotherapeutic agent.
  • Somatic embryogenesis of plants

Courses Taught:

  • BIOL 101 and 102-Hybrid (Introductory Biology for Non-majors)
  • BIOL 411 (Plant Physiology and Biotech)

Selected Publications:

  • Wilder P, Weber D Winstead A, Parnel Sl, Hinton T, Stevenson M, Giri D, Azemati S, Olczak P, Powe Bl, Odebode T, Tadesse S, Zhang Y, PRAMANIK S, Wachira J, Banerjee H, Chen C, Golen J, Rheingold A, Pike R, Krause J, Ho D, Zavalij P, Shaw S, Santosh Mandal: Unprecedented Anticancer Activity of Organorhenium Carboxylato and Sulfonato Complexes against Hormone-Dependent MCF-7 and Hormone-Independent Triple-Negative MDA-MB-231 Breast Cancer Cells (submitted)
  • Medleya J, Banerjee H, Giri D, Winstead A, Wachira J, Kraused J, Shaw R, PRAMANIK SK, Santosh K. Mandal (2015): DNA-binding and Cytotoxic Efficacy Studies of Organorhenium Pentylcarbonate Compounds. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 398:21-30.
  • PRAMANIK, SK., Williams, AL, and Bewley JD (2007): In vitro reconstitution of legumin (11S) mRNA and binding proteins as related to post-transcriptional regulation of protein synthesis in developing alfalfa embryos. Cellular and Molecular Biology, 53:64-73.
  • De S, PRAMANIK, S.K., Williams, A.L., and Dutta S.K. (2004): Toxicity of Polychlorobiphenyl (PCBs) and its Bioremediation. Int. J. Human Genet. 4: 281 - 290.
  • PRAMANIK, S. K., Krochko, J. E., and Bewley, J. D. (1992): Distribution of Cytosolic mRNAs Between Polysomal and Ribonucleoprotein Complex Fractions in Alfalfa Embryos (Stage-Specific Translational Repression of Storage Protein Synthesis during Early Somatic Embryo). Plant Physiology, 99:1590-1596.
  • PRAMANIK, S. K., and Bag, J. (1987): Translation of an mRNA in Rat L-6 Muscle Cells is Regulated within the Cell Cycle. European J. Biochemistry, 170: 59 - 67.