Debasish   Bandyopadhyay

Assistant Professor  

Office: ESCNE 3.320/3.492
Phone: (956) 665-3824
Email: debasish.bandyopadhyay@utrgv.edu

Dr. Debasish Bandyopadhyay

Teaches Organic Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry. Conducts research on Food & Bio-products, Drug Development (Synthetic & Natural) and Green Chemistry. Authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, international presentations, and book chapters.





Selected Publications


  • Debasish Bandyopadhyay, Gabriel Lopez, Stephanie Cantu, Samantha Balboa, Annabel Garcia, Christina Silva, and Diandra Valdes. "Key Enzymes in Cancer: Mechanism of Action and Inhibition with Anticancer Agents.," Chemistry Research and Applications (Vol. 2): Organic and Medicinal Chemistry. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2019: 357-387.

  • Bimal Banik and Debasish Bandyopadhyay. ed. Advances in Microwave-Assisted Chemistry . Advances in Microwave-Assisted Chemistry . Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), LLC, December 2018: 1-522.

  • Debasish Bandyopadhyay and Bimal Banik. "Microwaves in Lactam Chemistry," Advances in Microwave-Assisted Chemistry . Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), LLC, December 2018: 385-428.

  • Cristian Rosales and Debasish Bandyopadhyay. "Vitamin D: Controversy, Cancer, and Beyond," Journal of Nutritional Biology (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2018).

  • Cristina Raya and Debasish Bandyopadhyay. "Glutathione: A small molecule with big sense," International Journal of Pharma Sciences and Scientific Research (September 2018).

  • Debasish Bandyopadhyay. "A practical green synthesis, and biological evaluation of benzimidazoles against tropical diseases: Chagas and Leishmaniasis," (2017).

  • Debasish Bandyopadhyay and Bimal Banik. "AMMONIUM CHLORIDE-INDUCED SYNTHESIS OF PYRROLES VIA PAAL-KNORR REACTION," HETEROCYCLIC LETTERS 7, no. 2 (2017): 463–465.

  • Debasish Bandyopadhyay. Cytidine deaminase as a molecular target in cancer: an insight. 2017.

  • Debasish Bandyopadhyay. "Dihydropyridines as calcium channel blockers: An overview," (2017).

  • Sushobhan Ukil, Subrata Laskar, and Debasish Bandyopadhyay. "Isolation, Purification and Partial Characterization of Crotalaria pallida Aiton Seed Proteins," International Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics (2017): 1–7.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Debasish Bandyopadhyay. Antipancreatic Cancer Beta-Lactams: Liposomal Formulation and Delivery, Robert J. & Helen C. Kleberg Foundation of Texas , $222,189.00 (September 1, 2014 - May 31, 2017)

  • Debasish Bandyopadhyay. Exploratory Synthesis and Preclinical Development of Novel Anti-Cancer Beta-Lactams, Robert J. & Helen C. Kleberg Foundation of Texas , $195,140.00 (September 1, 2014 - May 31, 2017)



Selected Presentations


  • Debasish Bandyopadhyay. "Catalyst/solvent/support/additive/promoter-free green synthesis of 5-methyl-thiazolidin-4-ones," 256th ACS National Meeting, American Chemical Society, Boston, MA (August 2018)

  • Debasish Bandyopadhyay. "Ultrasound-assisted expeditious green synthesis of pyrano[2,3-c]pyrazoles," 256th ACS National Meeting, American Chemical Society, Boston, MA (August 2018)

  • Debasish Bandyopadhyay. "Ultrasound-assisted greener reaction of o-phenylenediamine with aldehyde: Benzimidazole versus 1,2-disubstituted benzimidazole formation," 256th ACS National Meeting, American Chemical Society, Boston, MA (August 2018)

  • Debasish Bandyopadhyay. "Expedient 'on water' chemoselective green synthesis of 4-aminocoumarin bearing chromeno[4,3-b]quinolin-6-ones," 255th ACS National Meeting, American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA (March 2018)

  • Debasish Bandyopadhyay. "Chemoselective concurrent synthesis of benzimidazoles and 1,2-disubstituted benzimidazoles: Greener route and in vitro anti-cervical cancer evaluation," 255th ACS National Meeting, American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA (March 2018)

  • Debasish Bandyopadhyay. "Nexus of food, energy, and bioactivity: Tomato juice mediated, microwave-assisted green route towards bioactive pyrroles," 255th ACS National Meeting, American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA (March 2018)

  • Debasish Bandyopadhyay. "Nexus of extraction, chemical modification, and synthesis: Natural products in drug development," International Conference of Chemistry for Human Development [ICCHD-2018] , CU &HIT (India), Kolkata, India (January 2018)

  • Debasish Bandyopadhyay. "Treasures from Trash: Avocado Seed Husks as a Potential Source of Medicinal and Industrially Privileged Compounds," End-of-season meeting of the Peruvian Avocado Commission, Peruvian Avocado Commission, Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans (October 2017)

  • Debasish Bandyopadhyay. "Treasures from Trash: Avocado Seed Husks as a Potential Source of Medicinal and Industrially Privileged Compounds," Mid-season meeting of the World Avocado Organization , World Avocado Organization, Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans (October 2017)

  • Debasish Bandyopadhyay. "One-pot concurrent synthesis of thiazolidinones and benzothiazepinones: A greener route," 254th ACS National Meeting, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC (August 2017)

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CHEM 4378 03I - SpTopics in Chem:Med Chemistry:
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CHEM 4378 04I - SpTopics in Chem:Med Chemistry:
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CHEM 6330 04I - SpTop in OrgChem:Med Chemistry:
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CHEM 2325 02 - Organic Chemistry II:
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UNIV 4000 03 - Directed Research:
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CHEM 6330 03I - SpTop in OrgChem:Med Chemistry:
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CHEM 7300 07 - Thesis I:
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UNIV 4000 13 - Directed Research:
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CHEM 2323 06 - Organic Chemistry I:
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CHEM 2123 09 - Organic Chemistry I Lab:
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CHEM 7300 02 - Thesis I:
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CHEM 2123 13 - Organic Chemistry I Lab:
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