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bipul r. acharya




Research Associate


  • PhD in Biotechnology, University of Calcutta, India
  • M.Sc. in Genetics, University of Calcutta, India
  • B.Sc. in Zoology (Hons.), University of Calcutta, India

research project title

'Promoting endogenous repair of degenerated human lungs and developing cell therapies'

core expertise

  • Epithelial biology
  • Quantitative imaging
  • Cytoskeleton
  • Mechanochemical Signalling


[Full PubMed list]

  • 'Mammalian diaphanous 1 mediates a pathway for E-cadherin to stabilize epithelial barriers through junctional contractility' (2017). BR Acharya, SK Wu, ZZ Lieu, RG Parton, SW Grill, AD Bershadsky, GA Gomez and AS Yap. Cell Reports 18 (12), 2854-2867. PMID: 28329679 [PubMed]
  • 'Remodeling the zonula adherens in response to tension and the role of afadin in this response' (2016). W Choi, BR Acharya, G Peyret, MA Fardin, RM Mège, B Ladoux, AS Yap, AS Fanning, M Peifer. J Cell Biol 213 (2), 243-260. PMID: 27114502 [PubMed]
  • 'Coronin 1B reorganizes the architecture of F-actin networks for contractility at steady-state and apoptotic adherens junctions' (2016). M Michael, JCM Meiring, BR Acharya, DR Matthews, S Verma, SP Han, MM Hill, RG Parton, GA Gomez and AS Yap. Developmental cell 37 (1), 58-71. PMID: 27046832 [PubMed]
  • 'Direct Regulation of Microtubule Dynamics by KIF17 Motor and Tail Domains' (2013). BR Acharya, C Espenel and G Kreitzer. J Biol Chemistry 288 (45), 32302-32313. PMID: 24072717 [PubMed]
  • 'A biosensor of local kinesin activity reveals roles of PKC and EB1 in KIF17 activation' (2013). C Espenel, BR Acharya and G Kreitzer. J Cell Biol. 203 (3), 445-455. PMID: 24189273 [PubMed]
  • 'The microtubule depolymerizing agent naphthazarin induces both apoptosis and autophagy in A549 lung cancer cells' (2011). BR Acharya, S Bhattacharyya, D Choudhury, G Chakrabarti. Apoptosis 16 (9), 924-939. PMID: 21667044 [PubMed]
  • 'Vitamin K3 disrupts the microtubule networks by binding to tubulin: a novel mechanism of its antiproliferative activity' (2009). BR Acharya, D Choudhury, A Das, G Chakrabarti. Biochemistry 48 (29), 6963-6974. PMID: 19527023 [PubMed]
  • 'The natural naphthoquinone plumbagin exhibits antiproliferative activity and disrupts the microtubule network through tubulin binding' (2008). BR Acharya, B Bhattacharyya, G Chakrabarti. Biochemistry 47 (30), 7838-7845. PMID: 18597479 [PubMed]