Dr. Bidhan C. Bandyopadhyay is an adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension at the George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He is the Chief of Calcium Signaling Laboratory, and the Director of Imaging Core Laboratories at the Washington DC VA Medical Center (DCVAMC). He is also an Associate Professor (Research) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Catholic University of America.
Dr. Bandyopadhyay received his BSc (Hons) & MSc in Physiology and PhD in Biochemistry from University of Calcutta, India. He has postdoctoral trainings in Pharmacology from Georgetown University and Molecular Biology from University of Maryland. Dr. Bandyopadhyay worked as a Fogarty International Research Scientist at NIH Intramural Research Program and received an Award from the Director of NIDCR. Dr. Bandyopadhyay is the recipient of Joseph M. Krainin, M.D. Memorial Young Investigator Award from National Kidney Foundation and received several awards from DCVAMC. He is serving as the member (voting) of DCVAMC R & D committee and as the elected Board of Director for Institute for Clinical Research. Dr. Bandyopadhyay is in the editorial board of many reputed journals and regularly serves as a member (occasionally co-chair) in several NIH study sections.
Dr. Bandyopadhyay’s laboratory is dedicated to bench-bedside preclinical and translational research to foster Ca2+ signaling research in medicine. Moreover, his innovative career transition research program helped many students and postbacs. for professional studies (PhD/MD/DDS/PharmD) as many of them are now either engaged in medical practice or working as independent scientist/faculty within US or abroad.
Dr. Bandyopadhyay is currently funded with investigator-initiated NIH R01 grant from NIDDK to study mechanism of calcium nephrolithiasis in animal model and an R21 grant from NIBIB to study Lab-on-a-Chip model of kidney and cardiovascular diseases. He also received additional funding from the NIH ORWH, looking at the sex/gender difference mechanism in kidney stone formation. Many of his seminal research contributions and news making discoveries are published in top-notch journals viz JBC, RSC, Elsevier, Cell press and Nature journals, which were cited by 376 – 54 articles (i10-index 30).
G-protein coupled receptor regulated Ca2+ transport via TRP channels in kidney, lung and salivary gland. 3D microfluidics to reach a new level of understanding on biological crystallization including vascular calcification. Preclinical study to develop strategy to restore function for patients with CKD and COPD.