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Asish Chandra Nag

Asish Chandra Nag, Indian, American cell biology educator. Research grantee American Heart Association, 1977-1988, 91-92, National Institutes of Health, 1981-1984, National Science Foundation, 1987-1991. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Cell Biology, American Society for Bio-chemical Molecular Biology, Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Nag, Asish Chandra was born on January 1, 1932 in Jamalpur, Bengal, India. Came to the United States, 1964. Son of Kshitish Chandra and Nalinibala Nag.

  • Education

    • Master of Science, University Hawaii, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1970.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral fellow University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1971-1972. Research associate University Chicago, 1973-1975. Assistant professor biology Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, 1975-1981, associate professor, 1982-1987, professor, since 1987.

      Member peer review committee for research Michigan affiliate American Heart Association, Southfield, 1989-1992.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research on ultrastructural quantitations and biochemical determination of ATPase activity of red and white muscle cells, establishment of long-term culture of adult cardiac muscle cells, expression of myosin heavy chain isoforms in cultured cardiac muscle cells, effect of Amiodarone (antiarrythmic drug) on cultured cardiac muscle cells. TPA (a tumor promotor) has no influence on the myosin heavy chain, remodeling of adult cardiac muscle cells in culture, structure and function of desmin in cultured adult cardiac muscle cells.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to Journal Cell Biology, Journal Molecular Cellular Cardiology, Bio-chemical Journal, Circulation Research, Journal Cell. Biochemistry.

    Membership

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Cell Biology, American Society for Bio-chemical Molecular Biology, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Nilima Banerjee, December 3, 1961. Children: Debasish, Koushik.
    • father: Kshitish Chandra
    • mother: Nalinibala Nag
    • spouse: Nilima Banerjee
    • children: Debasish Nag
    • Koushik Nag
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    Born January 1, 1932
    Nationality
    • 1966
      University Hawaii
    • 1970
      University Alberta
    • 1971 - 1972
      Postdoctoral fellow, University Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1973 - 1975
      research associate, University Chicago
    • 1975 - 1981
      assistant, professor biology Oakland University
      Rochester, New York, United States