Sambuddha Banerjee

Contact Information

Office: 533 Science & Technology Bldg.
Phone: (252)-328-9613


Courses Taught:

General Chemistry I, Chem 1150

General Chemistry I lab, Chem 1151

General Chemistry II lab, Chem 1161



Dr. Sambuddha Banerjee


University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada (2013-2015): Postdoctoral Research

Duke University, Durham, USA (2010-2013): PostdoctoralResearch

Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India (2006-2010): Ph.D.

Presidency College, Calcutta University, Calcutta, India (2003-2005): M.Sc.

Maulana Azad College, Calcutta University, Calcutta, India (2000-2003): B. Sc.

Research Interest

I am interested in exploring the role of transition metal ions in various biological systems, with an emphasis on protein-metal ions interactions. I am also interested in determining the electrochemical properties of proteins, containing redox active metal centers (Hemoglobin, myoglobin, Hemoglobin-haptoglobin complex etc.) using spectroelectrochemical technique.

Selected Publications

University of Calgary

S. Paul, S. Banerjee,H. J. Vogel. 2017,Ligand binding specificity of the Escherichia coli periplasmic histidine binding protein, HisJ. Prot. Sci., 26, 268-279.

S. Banerjee, S. Paul, L. T. Nguyen, B. C. H. Chu, H. J. Vogel. 2016, FecB, a periplasmic ferric-citrate transporter from E. coli, can bind different forms of ferric-citrate as well as a wide variety of metal-free and metal-loaded tricarboxylic acids. Metallomics, 8, 125-133.   

Duke University

S. Banerjee, C. J. Parker Siburt, S. Mistry, J. M. Noto,  P. DeArmond, M.C. Fitzgerald, L. A. Lambert, C. N. Cornelissen, A. L. Crumbliss. 2012, Evidence of Fe3+ interaction with the plug domain of the outer membrane transferrin receptor protein of Neisseria gonorrhoeae:  Implications for Fe transport. Metallomics4,361-372. 

S. Banerjee, A. J. Weerasinghe, C. J. P. Siburt, R. T. Kreulen, S. K.Armstrong, T. J. Brickman, L. A. Lambert, and A. L. Crumbliss. 2014, Bordetella pertussis FbpA binds both unchelated iron and iron-siderophore complexes. Biochemistry53,3952-3960.\

S. Banerjee, C. J. P. Siburt, F. Wood, Y. Jia, C. Bonaventura, R. Henkens, A.L. Crumbliss, A. Abdu. 2012, Haptoglobin Alters Oxygenation and Oxidation of Hemoglobin and Decreases Propagation of Peroxide-Induced Oxidative Reaction. Free Radic. Biol. Med.53,1317-1326. 

C. Bonaventura, R. Henkens, A. I.Abdu, S. Banerjee, A. L. Crumbliss. 2013, Redox Reactions of Hemoglobin: Mechanism of Toxicity and Control. Anti oxid. Redox Sig. (Forum review article), 18,2298-2313. 

 T. L.Mollan, S. Banerjee, G. Wu, C. J. P. Siburt, A. Tsi, J. S. Olson,M. J. Weiss, A. L. Crumbliss, A. I. Alayash. 2013, Alpha-hemoglobin stabilizing protein (AHSP) markedly decreases the redox potential and reactivity of alpha subunits of human HbA with hydrogen peroxide. J.Biol. Chem., 288, 4288-4298.