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Mrinal K. Bhattacharjee

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

B.S., M.S. Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur, India)Ph.D., The Ohio State University


Mrinal Bhattacharjee is an Associate Professor at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University. Prior to joining LIU, Dr. Bhattacharjee was an Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University in New York. He previously served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Fordham University and at Yeshiva University. He did his post-doctoral research at the University of Texas at Austin and obtained his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University at Columbus.


Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology


  • Co-author, “Microwave Sterilization of Growth Medium Alleviates Inhibition of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans by Maillard Reaction Products,” published in the Journal of Microbiological Methods (2009)
  • Co-author, “Bacterial conjugation in the cytoplasm of mouse cells,” published in Infection and Immunity (2008)
  • Co-author, “tfoX (sxy)-Dependent Transformation of Aggregatibacter (Actinobacillus) actinomycetemcomitans.” published in Gene (2007)
  • Co-author, “Endothelial Barrier Strengthening by Activation of Focal Adhesion Kinase,” published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry (2003)
  • Co-author, “Nonspecific adherence by Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans: TadA is an ATPase,” published in the Journal of Bacteriology (2001)
  • Co-author, “Nonspecific adherence by Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans requires genes widespread in Bacteria and Archaea,” published in the Journal of Bacteriology (2000)
  • Co-author, “Direct Selection of IS903 Transposon Insertions by Use of a Broad-Host-Range Vector: Isolation of Catalase Deficient Mutants of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans,” published in the Journal of Bacteriology (1999)
  • Co-author, “Specific Binding of Mob A, a Plasmid-encoded Protein Involved in the Initiation and Termination of Conjugal DNA Transfer, to Single-stranded oriT. DNA,” published in Nucleic Acids Research (1993)
  • Co-author, “Formation of -(1→6), -(1→3) and -(1→2) Glycosidic Linkages by Dextransucrase in Acceptor Dependent Reactions,” published in Carbohydrate Research (1993)
  • Co-author, “The Role of the Origin of Transfer in the Termination of Strand Transfer During Bacterial Conjugation,” published in the Journal of Bacteriology (1992)
  • Co-author, “Monosaccharide Acceptor Substrate Specificity of Dextransucrase,” published in Bioorganic Chemistry (1991)
  • Co-author, “A Segment of a Plasmid Gene Required for Conjugal Transfer Encodes a Site-Specific, Single-Strand DNA Endonuclease and Ligase,” published in Nucleic Acid Research (1991)
  • Co-author, “Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate -dependent Histidine Decarboxylase: Mechanism of Inactivation by Fluoromethylhistidine,” published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry (1990)
  • Co-author, “Interaction of Deoxy Halo Sucrose Derivatives with Dextransucrase,” published in Carbohydrate Research (1985)