Dr. Sandeepan Mukherjee

Associate Professor

MIT School of Bioengineering Sciences & Research, MIT-ADT University, Pune

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Sandeepan Mukherjee
  • PhD Medical Microbiology
  • MSc Microbiology
Research 13+ years
Career Highlights

Professional Experience

  • Worked as a Scientific Officer at the Department of Virology at Haffkine Institute, Mumbai from January 2020 and from March 2020 until November 2023 he was heading the department.
  • Served as a Nodal Officer on the NCDC-sponsored project Strengthening Surveillance of Influenza-Like Illnesses (ILI) in the Mumbai region.
  • Served as the Chairperson of the Institutional Biosafety Committee at Haffkine Institute.
  • Worked on Designing and Establishing the COVID-19 molecular testing laboratory at Haffkine Institute in March 2020


His research interests include studying pathophysiological mechanisms of viral diseases, assessing immune responses to viral infections, repurposing drugs for viral diseases and studying hots-vector-parasite interactions in zoonotic diseases.

Workshops / Conference Organized

  • Hands-on Training for Laboratory detection of Rabies for Public Health and Microbiology personnel from the state of Maharashtra was organized from 30th October 2023 to 1st November 2023 under the NCDC-NOHPPCZ at Haffkine Institute, Mumbai
  • Hands-on Training on Techniques in Virology for UG and PG students was organized from 5th June 2023 to 9th June 2023, at Haffkine Institute, Mumbai
  • Hands-on Training for Laboratory detection of Rabies for Public Health and Microbiology personnel from the state of Chhattisgarh was organized from 29th November 2022 to 1st December 2022 under the NCDC-NOHPPCZ at Haffkine Institute, Mumbai
  • Hands-on Training for Laboratory detection of Rabies for Public Health and Microbiology personnel from the state of Maharashtra was organized from 10th October 2022 to 12th October 2022 under the NCDC-NOHPPCZ at Haffkine Institute, Mumbai


  • Pharande, R. R., Jadhav, S. A., Majee, S. B., Gandge, R. S., Thorat, V. D., Tripathi, S. D., Ingle, S. A., & Mukherjee, S. Serosurveillance in Rabies Vaccinated Dogs in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai Region by Using Indirect ELISA. Available at SSRN 4113937.
  • Panchal R, Ghosh S, Mehla R, Ramalingam J, Gairola S, Mukherjee S, et al. Antiviral Activity of Rosmarinic Acid Against Four Serotypes of Dengue Virus. Curr Microbiol. 2022;79(7):1–7
  • Panchal R, Bapat S, Mukherjee S*, Chowdhary A. In silico binding analysis of lutein and rosmarinic acid against envelope domain III protein of dengue virus. Indian J Pharmacol. 2021, 53(6), 471.
  • Paradkar Prasad N, Sahasrabudhe Pallavi R, Ghag Sawant Mrunal, Mukherjee Sandeepan, Blasdell Kim R. Towards Integrated Management of Dengue in Mumbai. Viruses. December 2021, 13(12), doi: 10.3390/v13122436.
  • Rajesh Raghunanth Pharande, Sharmila Badal Majee, Satish S Gaikwad, S D Moregoankar, AnilKumar Bannalikar, Aakash Doiphode, Rajashri Gandge, Dhananjay Dighe, Sonal Inagle, Sandeepan Mukherjee. Evolutionary analysis of rabies virus by using partial Nucleoprotein and Glycoprotein gene in Mumbai region in India, Journal of General Virology; 2021 Mar;102(3). doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.001521
  • Suchismita Behera, Rajesh Raghunath Pharande, R. Rajendra Reddy, Sharmila B. Majee, Sandeepan Mukherjee & Amol Ratnakar Suryawanshi Quantitative proteomics leads to identify dog brain proteins involved in rabies virus infection: implication in understanding viral pathophysiology. J Proteins Proteom (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42485-020-00051-w
  • Kapil Punjabi, Shraddha Mehta, Snehal Yedurkar, Rajesh Jain, Sandeepan Mukherjee, Avinash Kale and Sunita Deshpande. 2018. Extracellular synthesis of silver nanoparticle by Pseudomonas hibiscicola – Mechanistic approach. Advances in Nano Research, Vol. 6 No. 1 (2018) 81-92. DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/anr.2018.6.1.081
  • Rahul Ashok Gosavi, Sukeshani Salwe, Sandeepan Mukherjee, Ritwik Dahake, Sweta Kothari, Vainav Patel, Abhay Chowdhary, Ranjana A. Deshmukh. Optimization of Ex Vivo Murine Bone Marrow-Derived Immature Dendritic Cells: A Comparative Analysis of Flask Culture Method and Mouse CD11c Positive Selection Kit Method. Bone Marrow Research, Vol. 2018, Article ID 3495086, 9 pages, 2018. doi:10.1155/2018/3495086
  • Roy S, Samant L, Ganjhu R, Mukherjee S, Chowdhary A. Assessment of In vivo Antiviral Potential of Datura metel Linn. Extracts against Rabies Virus. Phcog Res 2018; 10:109-12
  • Shreewardhan Rajopadhye, Sandeepan Mukherjee, Abhay Chowdhary, Sucheta Dandekar. 2017. Oxidative Stress Markers in Tuberculosis and HIV/TB Co-Infection. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/28478.10473.
  • Sahil Kulkarni, Sandeepan Mukherjee, Krishna Mohan Padmanabha Das, Kaushiki Prabhudesai, Nupur Deshpande, Sushant Karnik, Abhay S. Chowdhary, Usha Padmanabhan. 2017. Expression of domain III of the envelope protein from GP-78: a Japanese encephalitis virus. Virus Disease. doi:10.1007/s13337-017-0379-3
  • Sahil Kulkarni, Sandeepan Mukherjee*, Anupama Pandey, Ritwik Dahake, Usha Padmanabhan, Abhay S. Chowdhary. 2017. Bacillus Calmette-Guérin Confers Neuroprotection in a Murine Model of Japanese Encephalitis. Neuroimmunomodulation. Vol. 23; pp: 278-286; doi: 10.1159/000452171
  • Rahul Chavan, Sandeepan Mukherjee*, Ritwik Dahake, Domnic Colvin, Avinash Kale, Abhay Chowdhary. Differential proteomic analysis of respiratory samples from patients suffering from influenza. Virus Disease 2016; Vol. 27, No. 3, pp: 226-233. doi: 10.1007/s13337-016-0332-x
  • Roy S, Mukherjee S, Pawar S, Chowdhary A. Evaluation of In vitro antiviral activity of Datura metel Linn. against rabies virus. Phcog Res 2016; 8:265-9
  • Suvarna Joshi, Sandeepan Mukerjee, Shashikant Vaidya, Gitanjali Talele, Abhay Chowdhary and Rajesh Shah. Preparation, standardization, and in vitro safety testing of Mycobacterium nosodes (Emtact- polyvalent nosode). Homeopathy, 2016, Volume 105, pp: 225-232. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.homp.2016.02.00.
  • Mehta S, Charan P, Dahake R, Mukherjee S, Chowdhary A. Molecular characterization of nucleoprotein gene of rabies virus from Maharashtra, India. J Postgrad Med 2016; Volume 62; pp:105-8
  • Mehta S, Sreenivasamurthy S, Banerjee S, Mukherjee S, Prasad K, Chowdhary A. Pathway Analysis of Proteomics Profiles in Rabies Infection: Towards Future Biomarkers? Omics: a journal of integrative biology. 2016;20(2):97-109. Epub 2016/02/13.
  • Wagh, Vishal, Shreewardhan Rajopadhye, Sandeepan Mukherjee, Anant Urhekar, and Deepak Modi. 2016. Assessment of oxidative stress in serum of pulmonary tuberculosis patients. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 8, pp: 3328-3332. doi:10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20162288
  • Shraddha Mehta, Soumen Roy, Sandeepan Mukherjee, Namrata Yadav, Naitik Patel, Abhay Chowdhary. Exogenous interferon prolongs survival of rabies infected mice. Virus Disease. September 2015, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp:163-169.
  • Rajopadhye S, Mukherjee S, Dandekar S, Chowdhary A. Oxidative Stress in HIV/AIDS Patients in Mumbai, India. J Virol Curr Res. 2015;1(1): 555553.
  • Patil, Deepak, Ritwik Dahake, Soumen Roy, Sandeepan Mukherjee, Abhay Chowdhary, and Ranjana Deshmukh. "Risk groups and risk factors associated with leptospirosis in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra state, India." IJAR 1, no. 13 (2015): 600-604.
  • Kapil Punjabi, Pallavi Choudhary, Lalit Samant, Sandeepan Mukherjee, Shashikant Vaidya, Abhay Chowdhary. Biosynthesis of Nanoparticles: A Review. Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res., 30(1), January – February 2015; Article No. 40, Pages: 219-226
  • Rohan Kesarkar, Sailee Shroff, Vikrant Sangar, Sandeepan Mukherjee, Maheshwar Sharon, Madhuri Sharon, Abhay Chowdhary. Microwave assistance for high yielding monodispersed A. indica gold nanoparticles for therapeutic applications. Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res., 27(1), July – August 2014; Article No. 67, 367-371.
  • Patil D, Dahake R, Roy S, Mukherjee S, Chowdhary A, Deshmukh R. Prevalence of leptospirosis among dogs and rodents and their possible role in human leptospirosis from Mumbai, India. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology. 2014 Jan 1;32(1):64.
  • Pialy Chatterjee, Lalit Samant, Sandeepan Mukherjee, Sanket Bapat, Abhay Chowdhary. Computational 3D Modelling and In Silico Characterization of Human Interferon Induced Transmembrane Proteins. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences. 1024. 5(2): 1142-1154
  • Shraddha Mehta, Sandeepan Mukherjee*, Deepa Balasubramanian, Abhay Chowdhary. Evaluation of Neuro-immunomodulatory Activity of Recombinant Human Interferon Alpha (rhIFN-a). Neuroimmunomodulation, 2014, 21: 250-256.
  • Soumen Roy, Ritwik Dahake, Deepak Patil, Shweta Tawde, Sandeepan Mukherjee, Shrikant Athlekar, Abhay Chowdhary, Ranjana Deshmukh. Characterization of influenza virus among influenza like illness cases in Mumbai, India. Virus Disease, 2014. Published Online, doi 10.1007/s13337-013-0190-8

* Corresponding Author

Books Published

Chapters in Books

  • Peter N. Strong, Sandeepan Mukherjee, Nakul Shah, Abhay Chowdhary, Kandiah Jeyaseelan (2014). Scorpion Venom Research Around the World: Indian Red Scorpion. In P. Gopalakrishnakone, Elisabeth Ferroni Schwartz, D. Possani, Ricardo C. Rodríguez de la Vega (Eds.), Scorpion Venoms. Springer Netherlands. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-6647-1_5-1. Online ISBN: 978-94-007-6647-1

Trainings Taken

  • Training on General requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories and Internal Audit as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017, from 7th to 10th June 2022.

Lectures/Talks Given (Last 3 years)

  • Talk on “One Health” at the seminar organized by IDSP, Directorate of Health Services, Government of Maharashtra, at Pune on 1st September 2023
  • Talk on “Rabies” at SIES College, Mumbai on 30th September 2023
  • Talk on “Rabies: The Virus and the Disease” at the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune on 15th June 2023
  • Talk on “Biology of Viruses” at the Thakur Shyam Narayan Degree College, Mumbai, on 20th August 2022
  • Web Talk on “Recent Trends in Virology” at Thakur College, Mumbai, on 10th March 2022
  • Web Talk on “Vaccine Biology” for Birla College, Kalyan on 23rd February 2022
  • Web Talk on “Sample Collection, and Diagnosis of Rabies and Rabies Vaccine” at the NRCP State Level ToT, organized by IDSP, Directorate of Health Services, Government of Maharashtra, on 27th January, 28th January and 2nd February 2021
  • Web Talk on “Diagnosing COViD-19: Where is the bottleneck?” for St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai on 23rd May 2020.
  • Web Talk on “Understanding COVID-19: A Microbiological Perspective” for K. C. College, Mumbai on 17th April 2020
  • Talk on “Human Coronaviruses: from SARS to CoVID-19” at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai on 22nd February 2020.