Siddhartha Das

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Siddhartha Das
Professor, Biological Sciences - Bioinformatics - Environmental Science and Engineering

Dr. Siddhartha Das is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (Texas, USA). His laboratory investigates the lipid metabolism and lipid signaling in parasitic protozoan, Giardia lamblia. Giardiasis caused by Giardia lamblia, is transmitted via infective cysts through contaminated water and prevalent worldwide. He is also interested in identifying the role of arachidonic acid (present in high fat diet) in inducing inflammatory reactions in breast cancer. His laboratory has recently observed that leukotriene B4 (LTB4) is synthesized under the influence of excess arachidonic acid that plays a significant role in triggering inflammatory reactions and determining the metastatic migration and invasion of breast cancer cells. Over the years, Dr. Das has published many papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is on the editorial board and a permanent reviewer for various prestigious journals devoted to biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology and parasitology. The work in Dr. Das’ laboratory is supported by the grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Over the years, he has mentored many students, post-doctoral fellows, and new faculty members. Currently, he is the director of Immunology and Infectious Disease Cluster of the Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC) at the University of Texas at El Paso, which is supported by a grant from the NIH. He teaches microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


  1. Anti-viral and anti-parasitic drug repurposing
  2. Giardia
  3. COVID-19
  4. Entamoeba
  5. Breast cancer
  6. Colon cancer
  7. Phospholipids
  8. Sphingolipids
  9. Fatty acids
  10. Microbial Physiology
  11. Molecular parasitology
  12. Cell biology
  13. Biochemistry Molecular Biology