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Moitrayee Bhattacharyya, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Contact Information

Moitrayee Bhattacharyya, PhD

Office Location

  • Sterling Hall of Medicine, B-Wing
    333 Cedar Street
    New Haven, CT 06510

Mailing Address

  • Pharmacology

    Sterling Hall of Medicine, B-Wing - 333 Cedar Street, SHM B316B

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States



The Bhattacharyya Lab studies molecular mechanism of kinase signaling, especially in the context of learning, memory and neuropathological conditions. Dr. Bhattacharyya received her PhD in Computational Biophysics at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore where she used molecular dynamics simulations and graph theory to study allosteric communication in proteins and its complexes with RNA/DNA. She made a transition into experimental biology during her postdoctoral studies at the University of California Berkeley as a Human Frontier Science Program Long Term Fellow. She used structural biology, single-molecule microscopy, and native mass spectrometry along with computational techniques to study the molecular mechanism of regulation in a calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase that is critical for learning and memory. The Bhattacharyya Lab takes an integrative approach to understand the molecular mechanism of cellular signaling using both experimental and computational techniques.

Education & Training

  • Postdoc
    University of California Berkeley (2019)
  • PhD
    Indian Institute of Science (2012)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)NIGMS2017
Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Long Term FellowshipHFSP2013
Eli Lilly and Company Asia Outstanding thesis awardEli Lilly2013

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