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Dr. Paritosh Pande

University Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Pharmacy
69 North Eagleville Road

Brief Biography:

Dr. Paritosh Pande earned his M.Sc in (Clinical) Biochemistry from University of Mumbai and Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Connecticut. As a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Ashis K. Basu's lab, he investigated the translesion DNA synthesis of chemical carcinogens in human cells and initiated collaborative projects focusing on toxicity of nanomaterials in mammalian cells. Dr. Pande has authored more than ten original research articles in respected journals like Nucleic Acids Research, Biochemistry, Chemical Research in Toxicology and Advanced Energy Materials. As an active member in the field of oligonucleotide chemistry, he has lead the prestigious Gordon Research Seminars on Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Oligonucleotides as the Co-Chair and Chair. He has also served as an invited peer-reviewer for more than a dozen original articles submitted in American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, Elsevier and Dove Medical Press journals. Dr. Pande is currently a University postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Connecticut where he is utilizing his mammalian protein and nucleic acid expertise to enhance the stability of therapeutic proteins in matrices like human serum and plasma for the benefit of patients living in the under-developed countries.

Academic positions:

University Postdoctoral Fellow

Research interests:

Chemical and Biochemical Toxicology, DNA-Mutagenesis and -Repair.

What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

Scientific publication is undergoing a significant transition and the merits and demerits of the peer-review process are now being hotly debated more than ever. In this context, Webmed Central provides a rare platform by publishing manuscripts and then following up with a post-publication peer review process. The presence of such platform eliminates any pre-publication bias often seen in more reputed journals and therefore, Webmed Central has good potential to lay a better foundation for a more open and unbiased discussion of scientific literature which eventually will benefit science in general.

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