Faculty & Staff Details
||Raktima Bhattacharya completed her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Gujarat University, India in 1990. She then received a Ph.D. in biochemistry in India before working in the lab of Dr. Girish Shah at TTUHSC School of Pharmacy in Amarillo beginning in 2001. Raktima transitioned to Dr. Ulrich Bickel's lab and continued working there until 2008. She returned to Amarillo to join the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences as a Ph.D. student with the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences in August 2010, where she is again working in the lab of Dr. Ulrich Bickel.
B.S. - Biochemistry, Gujarat University, India, 1990.
Ph.D. - Biochemistry, India
Contribution prior admission to GPPS:
- Raktima Bhattacharya, Yan Xu, Md. Ashequr Rahman, Pierre-Olivier Couraud, Ignacio A. Romero, Babette B. Weksler, Jon A. Weidanz, Ulrich Bickel. A novel vascular targeting strategy for brain-derived endothelial cells using a TCR mimic antibody. J Cell Physiol. 2010 Nov;225(3):664-72. Epub 2010 May 20.
- Verma B, Jain R, Caseltine S, Rennels A, Bhattacharya R, Markiewski MM, Rawat A, Neethling F, Bickel U, Weidanz JA. TCR Mimic Monoclonal Antibodies Induce Apoptosis of Tumor Cells via Immune Effector-Independent Mechanisms. J Immunol. 2011 Mar 1;186(5):3265-76. Epub 2011 Jan 31.
- Raktima Bhattacharya, Jon Weidanz, Chris Adkins, Paul Lockman and Ulrich Bickel. “Apoptotic Effect of TCR mimic Monoclonal Antibodies against Brain Seeking Breast Cancer Cell Lines”. SRW 2012, Lubbock. 3/12
- Raktima Bhattacharya, Jon Weidanz, Chris Adkins, Paul Lockman and Ulrich Bickel. “Apoptotic Effect of TCR Mimic Monoclonal Antibodies Against Brain Seeking Breast Cancer and Brain Endothelial Cell Lines”. SOP Research Days, Amarillo. 6/12
- 4/18/12 "Differential Pro-apoptotic Effect of TCR mimic Antibodies on Breast Cancer and Brain Endothelial Cell Lines"