Dr. Mukherji’s research interests revolve around hypoxia-inducible-factor (HIF)-pathway and its regulation by iron(II), 2OG-dependent dioxygenases. His long-term goal is to use his experience in the HIF pathway and dioxygenases/demethylases to delineate their roles in normal development/disease states, and identify small molecule modulators that can be used to develop more effective strategies for therapeutic intervention. For critical contributions on HIF pathway one of Dr. Mukherji’s mentors, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe, received the 2016 Lasker Award (aka America’s Nobel) in Basic Medical Research. Dr. Mukherji significantly contributed in 2 of the 5 key publications cited by the Lasker foundation.
Dr. Mukherji received several grants including one from U.S. Department of Defense for close to half million dollars. He serves as an editorial board member of several international scientific journals and has also received a number of teaching awards.
- 2012 Teacher of the Year Runner-up award by doctor of pharmacy class of 2015
- 2015 Teacher of the Year Runner-up award by doctor of pharmacy class of 2018
- 2016 Teacher of the Year award by doctor of pharmacy class of 2019
- 2018 Teacher of the Year Runner-up award by doctor of pharmacy class of 2021
- Hypoxia-inducible-factor pathway and its regulation by iron(II), 2OG-dependent dioxygenases
- D.Phil. Degree from the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK Year: 1998-2002 - Chemical Biology
- Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California Year: 2002-2007 - Chemical Biology
- Vising Scientist at Novartis Institute of Functional Genomics, La Jolla, California Year: 2002-2007