Birendra Nath Mallick

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Birendra Nath Mallick
Born (1956-08-01) 1 August 1956 (age 62)
Jamalpur, Bihar, India
ResidenceNew Delhi, India
NationalityIndian
Alma mater
Known forNeurophysiological studies on Sleep and wakefulness
Awards
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Birendra Nath Mallick (born 1 August 1956) is an Indian neurobiologist and a professor of neurobiology at the School of Life Sciences of Jawaharlal Nehru University. Known for his research on the Neuroscience of sleep, Mallick has authored and edited articles and texts on the subject, which included the first monograph on REM Sleep. He is a J. C. Bose National Fellow of the Department of Biotechnology and an elected fellow of all the three major Indian science academies viz. National Academy of Sciences, India, Indian Academy of Sciences, and Indian National Science Academy. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the apex agency of the Government of India for scientific research, awarded him the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, one of the highest Indian science awards for his contributions to Medical Sciences in 2001.[1][note 1]

Biography[edit]

Jawaharlal Nehru University

B. N. Mallick, born on 1 August 1956 at Jamalpur, a small village in the Indian state of Bihar to Manju Mukherjee and Baidya Nath Mallick. He received his BSc hons at the University of Calcutta in 1978 winning B. K. S. Medal for standing first in City College, Kolkata and earned a master's degree in physiology in 1981 with a University Gold Medal for securing the first rank in the university.[2] While pursuing his master's studies, he simultaneously did a medical course at Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College and obtained a degree in homeopathic medicine (DMS) from the Central Council of Homoeopathy.[3][note 2] Subsequently, he moved to Delhi for his doctoral studies, and joined the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi as a teaching fellow in 1981. By the time he secured a PhD for his thesis on neurophysiology of sleep-wakefulness in 1986 from AIIMS, he had already worked there as a senior demonstrator during 1983–86. He moved to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in 1986 as an assistant professor at the School of Life Sciences and, moved up the ranks to the position ofa professor.[4][5] He also heads the Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Laboratory, where he hosts a number of scholars and research students.[6] In between, he had five sabbaticals; as a research associate (1987–88) and as a visiting associate professor (March–July 1995 and March–July 1997) at University of California, Los Angeles, as a visiting assistant professor at Harvard Medical School (March–July 1993) and at University of Nice Sophia Antipolis as a guest professor (November–December 2002).

Mallick is married to Roma Banerjee and the couple has two children. The family lives in the Dakshinapuram campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University.[7]

Career[edit]

Rapid eye movement of a dog

Mallick carried his doctoral research on sleep and wakefulness on to his later career and worked on the neural mechanisms involved with sleep.[8] His studies combined the electrophysiological and biochemical aspects of rapid eye movement sleep (REM sleep)[9] and he established that the increased production of noradrenaline activated neuronal Na+/K+-ATPase, triggering REM sleep-loss and resultant brain excitability.[3] According to him, REM sleep maintains brain excitability and suggested that this unique phase of sleep could be regulated by ceasing REM-off neurons present in the locus coeruleus; his research has been documented by way of texts and articles[10][note 3] and ResearchGate, an online repository of scientific articles have listed 108 of them.[11] Besides, he has published four books viz. Rapid Eye Movement Sleep,[12] Sleep-Wakefulness,[13] Environment and Physiology[14] and Rapid Eye Movement Sleep: Regulation and Function;[15] the first listed, which is a monograph co-edited with Shojiro Inoue, is reported to be the first book published on REM sleep.[3] He has also contributed chapters to books published by others[16][17][18] and his work has been cited in a number of publications.[19][20][21] He is a member of the Neurobiology Task force of the Department of Biotechnology.[22]

Awards and honors[edit]

Mallick received B. K. Anand Prize of the Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India in 1984 for the best research paper in physiology[3] and the Shakuntala Amir Chand Award of the Indian Council of Medical Research in 1992.[23] He was one of the first recipients of the National Bioscience Award for Career Development of the Department of Biotechnology in1999.[24] The National Academy of Sciences, India elected him as a fellow in 2000[25] and he received the Chandra Kanta Dandiya Prize of P. C. Dandiya Trust in 2001.[3] The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research awarded him Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, one of the highest Indian science awards the same year[26] and he became an elected member of Guha Research Conference in 2004. The Indian National Science Academy elected him as a fellow in 2005[27] and he became a fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences in 2010,[28] the same year as he was awarded the J. C. Bose National Fellowship by the Science and Engineering Research Board of the Department of Science and Technology.[23] The award orations delivered by him include the Ramendra Sundar Sinha Memorial Oration Award (2001) as well as Platinum Jubilee Lecture (2009) of Physiological Society of India and J. N. Mukherjee Memorial Lecture of City College, Kolkata (2007).[4]

Selected bibliography[edit]

Books[edit]

  • MallIck/Inoue (29 June 1999). Rapid Eye Movement Sleep. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-8247-0322-6.
  • B.N. Mallick, R. Singh, ed. (1995). Environment and Physiology. Narosa Publishing House. p. 300. ISBN 978-8173190179.
  • Birendra Nath Mallick (2001). Sleep-Wakefulness. National Book Trust. p. 108. ISBN 978-8123736235.
  • Birendra N. Mallick; S. R. Pandi-Perumal; Robert W. McCarley, Adrian R. Morrison (14 July 2011). Rapid Eye Movement Sleep: Regulation and Function. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-139-50378-5.

Chapters[edit]

  • Jaime M. Monti; Seithikurippu Ratnas Pandi-Perumal; Hanns Möhler, Dinesh Pal (Chapter author), B. N. Mallick (Chapter author) (28 September 2010). "GABA-ergic Modulation of Pontine Cholinergic and Moradrenergic Neurons for EM Sleep Generation". GABA and Sleep: Molecular, Functional and Clinical Aspects. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 199–. ISBN 978-3-0346-0226-6.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Takeshi Sakurai; S.R. Pandi-Perumal; Jaime M. Monti, B. N. Mallick (chapter author), M. A. Khanday (chapter author), Abhishek Singh (chapter author) (22 September 2015). "Orexin Induced Modulation of REM Sleep and its Loss Associated Patho-physiological Changes are Mediated through Locu Coeruleus". Orexin and Sleep: Molecular, Functional and Clinical Aspects. Springer. pp. 165–. ISBN 978-3-319-23078-8.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Jaime M. Monti; S. R. Pandi-Perumal; S. Chokroverty, M. A. Khanday (chapter author), R. K Yadav (chapter author), B. N. Mallick (chapter author) (24 October 2016). "Dopamine in REM Sleep Regulation". Dopamine and Sleep: Molecular, Functional, and Clinical Aspects. Springer. pp. 1–. ISBN 978-3-319-46437-4.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)

Articles[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Long link - please select award year to see details
  2. ^ Long link - please click M and select BN Mallick to see details
  3. ^ Please see Selected bibliography section

References[edit]

  1. ^ "View Bhatnagar Awardees". Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize. 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Laboratory". Jawaharlal Nehru University. 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Indian fellow". Indian National Science Academy. 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Faculty Profile". Jawaharlal Nehru University. 2017. Archived from the original on 27 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Faculty List". Jawaharlal Nehru University. 2017. Archived from the original on 27 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Laboratory - Lab details". Jawaharlal Nehru University. 2017.
  7. ^ "NASI fellows". National Academy of Sciences, India. 2017. Archived from the original on 27 December 2010.
  8. ^ "Brief Profile of the Awardee". Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize. 2017.
  9. ^ "Handbook of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize Winners" (PDF). Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. 1999. p. 71.
  10. ^ "Browse by Fellow". Indian Academy of Sciences. 2017.
  11. ^ "On ResearchGate". On ResearchGate. 2017.
  12. ^ MallIck/Inoue (29 June 1999). Rapid Eye Movement Sleep. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-8247-0322-6.
  13. ^ Birendra Nath Mallick (2001). Sleep-Wakefulness. National Book Trust. p. 108. ISBN 978-8123736235.
  14. ^ B.N. Mallick, R. Singh, ed. (1995). Environment and Physiology. Narosa Publishing House. p. 300. ISBN 978-8173190179.
  15. ^ Birendra N. Mallick; S. R. Pandi-Perumal; Robert W. McCarley, Adrian R. Morrison (14 July 2011). Rapid Eye Movement Sleep: Regulation and Function. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-139-50378-5.
  16. ^ Jaime M. Monti; Seithikurippu Ratnas Pandi-Perumal; Hanns Möhler, Dinesh Pal (Chapter author), B. N. Mallick (Chapter author) (28 September 2010). "GABA-ergic Modulation of Pontine Cholinergic and Moradrenergic Neurons for EM Sleep Generation". GABA and Sleep: Molecular, Functional and Clinical Aspects. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 199–. ISBN 978-3-0346-0226-6.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  17. ^ Jaime M. Monti; S. R. Pandi-Perumal; S. Chokroverty, M. A. Khanday (chapter author), R. K Yadav (chapter author), B. N. Mallick (chapter author) (24 October 2016). "Dopamine in REM Sleep Regulation". Dopamine and Sleep: Molecular, Functional, and Clinical Aspects. Springer. pp. 1–. ISBN 978-3-319-46437-4.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  18. ^ Takeshi Sakurai; S.R. Pandi-Perumal; Jaime M. Monti, B. N. Mallick (chapter author), M. A. Khanday (chapter author), Abhishek Singh (chapter author) (22 September 2015). "Orexin Induced Modulation of REM Sleep and its Loss Associated Patho-physiological Changes are Mediated through Locu Coeruleus". Orexin and Sleep: Molecular, Functional and Clinical Aspects. Springer. pp. 165–. ISBN 978-3-319-23078-8.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  19. ^ Clete A. Kushida (19 April 2016). Sleep Deprivation: Basic Science, Physiology and Behavior. CRC Press. pp. 351–. ISBN 978-0-203-99740-6.
  20. ^ Malcolm H Lader; Daniel P. Cardinali; S. R. Pandi-Perumal (6 November 2009). Sleep and Sleep Disorders:: A Neuropsychopharmacological Approach. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 25–. ISBN 978-0-387-27682-3.
  21. ^ Neuroendocrine Correlates of Sleep/Wakefulness. Springer Science & Business Media. 14 March 2010. pp. 176–. ISBN 978-0-387-23692-6.
  22. ^ "Neurobiology Task force". Department of Biotechnology. 2017. Archived from the original on 26 March 2017. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  23. ^ a b "The Dreamy Sleepy States". SynTalk. 19 February 2017.
  24. ^ "Awardees of National Bioscience Awards for Career Development" (PDF). Department of Biotechnology. 2016.
  25. ^ "NASI Year Book 2015" (PDF). National Academy of Sciences, India. 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 August 2015.
  26. ^ "Medical Sciences". Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. 2017. Archived from the original on 24 February 2013.
  27. ^ "INSA Year Book 2016" (PDF). Indian National Science Academy. 2017.
  28. ^ "Fellow profile". Indian Academy of Sciences. 2017.

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