Department of Biological Sciences
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal


Personal Details


  • Name: Dr. Chandan Sahi
  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Biological Sciences
  • E-Mail: sahi[AT]iiserb.ac.in
  • Phone: +91 755 269 1403, 669 1403


Academic Details


  • Assistant Professor (July 2011 - Present), Biology, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, India.
  • Assistant Scientist, Nov 2009-June 2011- University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
  • Research Associate, Jan 2005- Oct 2009- University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
  • Ph.D in Plant Molecular Biology, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi, South Campus, New Delhi, Jan 2000-Dec 2004, Defense in Aug 2005.
  • MSc. Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi-South Campus, 1999.
  • BSc. (Botany Hons), University of Delhi-South Campus, 1997.

Research Interest


  • Investigating the cellular roles of different Hsp40:Hsp70 chaperones in Plants and their implications in stress tolerance.
  • Understanding the molecular basis of their specificity of function.
  • Conservation and evolution of Hsp40 function.
Authors Title of Article Journal Year
Neha Dobriyal
Prerna Tripathi
Susrita Sarkar
Yogesh Tak
Amit K Verma
Chandan Sahi
Partial dispensability of Djp1's J domain in peroxisomal protein import in Saccharomyces cerevisiae results from genetic redundancy with another class II J protein, Caj1 Cell Stress and Chaperones 2017
Amit K Verma
Evolutionary Conservation and Emerging Functional Diversity of the Cytosolic Hsp70:J Protein Chaperone Network of Arabidopsis thaliana. G3: Genes Genomes Genetics 2017
Sandeep Raut
Bhagban Mallik
Arpan Parichha
Chandan Sahi
Vimlesh Kumar
RNAi-Mediated Reverse Genetic Screen Identified Drosophila Chaperones Regulating Eye and Neuromuscular Junction Morphology. G3: Genes Genomes Genetics 2017
Chetana Ajit Tamadaddi
Chandan Sahi
J domain independent functions of J proteins Cell Stress and Chaperones 2016
Chandan Sahi
J Kominek
T Ziegelhoffer
H Y Yu
M Baranowski
J Marszalek
E A Craig
Sequential duplications of an ancient member of the DnaJ-family expanded the functional chaperone network in the eukaryotic cytosol. Mol Biol Evol 2013
G L Ciesielski
M Plotka
M Manicki
B A Schilke
R Dutkiewicz
Chandan Sahi
J Marszalek
E A Craig
Nucleoid localization of Hsp40 Mdj1 is important for its function in maintenance of mitochondrial DNA. Biochim Biophys Acta 2013