Satyajit Patra

Associate Professor

American International Medical University, AIM-U Ave, Beausejour Road North Entrance; Gros Islet, St. Lucia.


Satyajit Patra is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Genetics at American International Medical University located in Saint Lucia, West Indies. He also currently serves as visiting faculty of Jayadev College of Pharmacy, Bhubaneswar, India. He received a B.Pharm degree from SRM University, Chennai in 1999, and M.Pharm degree from Manipal University at Manipal. He received his Ph.D. in Cancer Molecular Biology from the Manipal University in 2008. From 2006 to 2009 he worked at Manipal University in Manipal, India eventually as an Assistant Professor. In 2009 he joined University of California at San Diego to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship. He joined Medical University of Americas at Nevis, West Indies as an Assistant Professor in the department of Biochemistry and Genetics in 2012. His research interests center on cellular genetic instability, accumulation of mutations, chromosome number instabilities and genetic alterations in tumors. He has explored the novel mutations in 3-methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase (MCC) a causing mechanism for causing methylcrotonylglycinuria. In addition he has made numerous contributions to marine source based drugs and their derivatives and understanding the mechanism of these natural drugs in cancer. He is recipient of prestigious Lady Tata Foundation fellowship, CSIR fellowship.


Area of Interest

Repair of DNA double-strand breaks; Repair by homologous recombination; Mutation arrest in Cancer.

top publication

Patra S, Muthuraman MS, Meenu M, priya P, Pemaiah B. Anti-inflammatory Effects of Royal Poinciana Through Inhibition of Toll-Like Receptor 4 Signaling Pathway. International Immunopharmacology. 2016. Accepted 22 Feb 2016.

Patra S. Overview of xerodermapigmentosum mutations, prognosis, and treatment. Cellular Immunology & Immunotherapeutics. 2016; 1:1-2

Sahu PK, Panda M, Patra S, Das S, Satyamoorthy K, Mohanty D. A study of the PfNT3 in Plasmodium falciparum; Med & Health 2015; 10 (2): 123-136

Patra S, Epigenetic Regulation and Aging. Journal of Syndrome and Gene Repair. 2015; 1(1): 101e.

Patra S, Nithya S, Srinithya B, Muthuraman MS, Review of Medicinal Plants for Anti-Obesity Activity, Translational Biomedicine. 2015. 6(3): 21

Patra S, Andrew AA, Human, Social, and Environmental Impacts of Genetic Engineering, Journal of Biomedical Sciences. 2015; 4 (2): 14

Patra S, Andrew AA. Intersex and gender controversies, Clinical Case Reports and Review. 2015; (9): 192

Patra S, Sankeerth MS. Muscle Metastases and Its Applications in Cancer Biology. Austin Journal of Cancer & Clinical Research. 2015; 2(6): 1048

Patra S. Obesity - A Short Overview of Health Policies. Ann Nutr Metab. 2015; 66(4):187. PMID: 26044804

Patra S, Andrew AA, Effects of Genetic Engineering - The Ethical and Social Implications. Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Research. 2015, 3:1:5.

Patra S, Muthuraman MS, Prabhu AR, Priyadharshini RR, Parthiban S. Evaluation of Antitumor and Antioxidant Activity of Sargassum tenerrimum against Ehrlich Ascites Carcinoma in Mice. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2015;16 (3):915-21. PMID: 25735382.

Patra S, Aspirin and Melanoma, Immunome Research. 2014, 10:2.

Patra S, Sundaram M. Gracilaria edulis Extract Induces Apoptosis and Inhibits Tumor in Ehrlich Ascites Tumor Cells in vivo, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2013, 13:331. PMID: 24274337

Patra S, Mascarenhas R, Maliyakkal N, Aranjani JM. Protocatechualdehyde induce apoptosis in human non-small-cell lung cancer cells by up regulation of Growth arrest and DNA damage-inducible (GADD) genes. Molecular Biology, 2013; 2: 113

Sundaram M, Patra S, Maniarasu G. Antitumor activity of ethanol extract of Gracilaria edulis (Gmelin) Silva on Ehrlich ascites carcinoma-bearing mice. Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine. 2012;10(4): 430-5. PMID: 22500717

Nguyen KV, Naviaux RK, Patra S, Barshop BA, Nyhan WL. Novel mutations in the human MCCA and MCCB gene causing methylcrotonylglycinuria.Mol Genet Metab.2011; 102(2): 218-21. PMID: 21071250.

Murugesan R, Vahab SA, Patra S, Rao R, Gopinath PM, Satyamoorthy K. Thiopurine S-methyltransferase alleles, TPMT*2, *3B and *3C, and genotype frequencies in an Indian population; Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine. 2010; 1(1): 121-127. PMID: 23136604

Veerapur VP, Palkar MB, Srinivasa H, Sudheer Kumar M, Patra S, Rao PGM, Srinivasan KK. The effect of ethanol extract of Wrightiatinctoria bark on wound healing in rats; Journal of Natural Remedies.2004; 4(2): 55-159.

Kumar MS, Unnikrishnan MK, Patra S, Murthy K, SrinivasanKK.Naringin and naringenin inhibit nitrite-induced methemoglobin formation. Pharmazie. 2003; 58(8):564-566. PMID: 12967034