Dr soma Chaki

Dr. Soma Chaki

Professor, Dean (I/C) — FLAHS and Associate Dean — Academics

Dr Soma Chaki joined as an Assistant Professor in 2018 and heads the Department of Biotechnology, FLAH, RUAS. She is a member of the Indian Science Congress Association and Association of Carbohydrate Chemists and Technologists, India. She began her illustrious career as a Lecturer at Acharya Institute of Sciences, Bangalore (2006 – 2008). She started work as an Assistant Professor and eventually became a Professor and Head of the Department at Acharya Bangalore B School (2009 – 2018). Having earned degrees in BSc (Hons) Zoology (1995) and MSc (Zoology) (1997) from the University of Calcutta, she went on to study for her PhD degree in Immunology at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur University, Kolkata (2005). She was a Post-doctoral Fellow at DHLRI, Ohio State University, Columbus in USA between March 2004 to May 2005.


  • PhD in Life Sciences

    Jadavpur University, Kolkata, W.B

  • M.Sc. in Zoology

    University of Calcutta, Kolkata, W.B

  • B.Sc (Hons) Zoology with Chemistry, Physiology

    University of Calcutta, Kolkata, W.B


Total years of Experience : 17.67 Years

Academic Experience

  1. Lecturer in Dept of Biotechnology and Genetics — Acharya Institues of Sciences — Banglore — 1 Year 7 Months (July 2006 – Jan 2008)
  2. Assistant Professor — Acharya’s Bangalore B School — Bangalore — 1 Year (August 2009 – August 2010)
  3. Professor and HOD ‑Acharya’s Bangalore B School — Bangalore — 8 Years (Sep 2010 — March 2018)
  4. Assistant Professor and HOD, Department of Biotechnology, FLAHS — Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences — Bangalore — 2 Year 5 Months ( April 2018 ‑Present)

Research and Industry Experience

  1. Post Doctoral research — Ohio State University, Columbus — USA — 1 Years 2 Months (March 2004 — May 2005)

Training Experience

  1. Molecular Diagnostics-Techniques and Applications” at ABBS, Bangalore on 15th September 2012
  2. Literacy survey: A community work to upgrade quality culture in higher education” in National Conference on Quality Management in Higher Education- Role of IQAC, organized by KristuJayanti College Bangalore on Nov 11th & 12th 2010
  3. Metagenomics CAPS analysis and Multigeneric bacterial detection” on 9th to 11th Sep 2011, organized by School of Biosciences and Technology, VIT,Vellore
  4. Workshop on Advanced PCR techniques” in association with Bhat Biotech Pvt Ltd, Bangalore for MSc Biotechnology students on 28th & 29th June 2011

Research Interest

Immunology, Immunotherapy, Allergy, Cell and Molecular Biology
in Cancer and diabetes

Research Expertise

Molecular Biology, Immunology, Proteomics, Cell Biology


  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • diabetes
  • Proteomics

Ph.D. Dissertation:

Molecular and immunological characterization of IgE-binding component(s) in Indian major carp and study of its crossreactivity with other such food componenets 

Research Papers:

  1. Punica granatum, Bhavna Bhat, Shraddha K J, Soma Chaki, Isolation and purification of lectin, J.Bio.Innov7(1),pp: 86 – 95, 2018 |ISSN2277-8330
  2. Soma Chaki and Sayantani Bhattacharjee, Immunomodulatory role of lectin from Phaseolus vulgaris (Rajma beans/​Red Kidney beans), International journal of Pharma and Biosciences, Volume 7, Issue 1, Jan 2016,B
  3. Soma Chaki, Tejas Shah and Reshmi Dutta, Isolation and Characterization of Lectin from Carica papaya and Manilkara zapota”, International Journal of Pharmacy & Biological Sciences Vol 5, Issue 4, 31 – 39, Oct 2015
  4. SoumitaLaha, Diptendu Sarkar, Soma Chaki and DM Mahishi, Optimization of production and molecular characterization of pectinase enzyme produced from Penicillium chrysogenum, Scholars Academic Journal of Biosciences Vol.-2, Issue‑5(May-2014)
  5. Diptendu Sarkar and Soma Chaki, Studies on antifungal activity of a bacterial Strain on some food spoilage fungus, Int J Pharm Bio Sci 2013 Oct; 4(4): (B) 299 – 303 2013
  6. Diptendu Sarkar, SoumitaLaha and Soma Chaki, Isolation, purification and characterization of xylanase, Produced by a new soil born bacillus sp. Int J Pharm Bio Sci, 2013 Oct; 4(4): (B) 571 – 576
  7. Diptendu Sarkar and Soma Chaki, Studies on antifungal activity of a bacterial strain on some food spoilage fungus. Int J Pharm Bio Sci2013 Oct; 4(4): (B) 299 – 303
  8. S. Banerjee, S. Chaki, J. Bhowal and B. P. Chatterjee, Arch. Biochem, Mucin binding mitogeniclectin from freshwater Indian gastropod Belamyiabengalensis: Purification and molecular characterization , Biophys, 421(1): 125−134,2004
  9. Khanna S, Roy S, Slivka A, Craft TK, Chaki S, Rink C, Notestine MA, DeVries AC, ParinandiNL, Sen CK, Neuroprotective properties of the natural vitamin Ealpha-tocotrienol.Stroke. 2005Oct;36(10):2258 – 64
  10. Harmeet Kaur Uppal,Soma Chakiand SujoyDey, Microwave induced stress response in Klebsiella pneumonia. International Journal of Biotechnology &Biochemistry (IJBB). Volume 4, Number 4 (2008)
  11. Harmeet Kaur Uppal, Soma Chaki, Monika, SujoyDey, Cellular Effects of Microwave Radiations OnEscherichia Coli. Biotechnology: An Indian Journal Vol. 3, Issue 1, 2009
  12. Devapriya Sinha, Kaberi Das,D.M. Mahishi and Soma Chaki, Effect of carmoisin in onion root tip cells. Biospectra, 2009


  1. Purification and Characterization of IgE-binding protein from Rohu Fish Muscles. In Proceedings of Sixth International Sympoium on Biochemical Roles of Eukaryotic cell surface macromolecules, Jan 16 – 18, 2003, Kolkata, India
  2. Role of Bound Calcium and Carbohydrates in IgE-Binding Capacity of Protein in Rohu (Labeorohita) Fish Extract. In Proceedings of 6th Orissa Bignan Congress, Dec 24 – 25, 2002, Berhampur, Orissa, India
  3. PM-30, A non GM variety‑A fair verdict” in UGC sponsored one day state level conference on Emerging Trends in BIOSCIENCES & BIOINDUSTRIES, organized by Dept of Biotechnology, KLE college on 20th February 2016

  • State Level Eligibility Test (SLET), 1999

  • Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA); Association of Carbohydrate Chemists and Technologists,India