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


Personal Details


  • Name: Dr. Chandan Sahi
  • Designation: Associate Professor
  • Department: Biological Sciences
  • E-Mail: sahi[AT]iiserb.ac.in
  • Phone: +91 755 269 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
Preeti Sagarika
Aseem Shrivastava
Amit K Verma
Zeyaul Islam
Parul Gupta
Takahiro Mochizuki
Fumiyoshi Abe
Chandan Sahi
Over-expression of Caj1, a plasma membrane associated J-domain protein in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, stabilizes amino acid permeases Biochim. Biophys. Acta (Biomembranes) 2020
Neelesh Maheshwari
Chandrabose Karthikeyan
Shraddha V. Bhadada
Amit Kumar Verma
Chandan Sahi
N.S. Hari Narayana Moorthy
Piyush Trivedi
Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of some tetrazole acetamide derivatives as novel non-carboxylic PTP1B inhibitors. Bioorganic Chemistry 2019
S Kumar
PK L
Chandan Sahi
Rajesh S Powar
Sida cordifolia accelerates wound healing process delayed by dexamethasone in rats: Effect on ROS and probable mechanism of action. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2019
Amit K. Verma
Chetana Tamadaddi
Yogesh Tak
Silviya S. Lal
Sierra J. Cole
Justin K. Hines
Chandan Sahi
The expanding world of plant J-domain proteins CRITICAL REVIEWS IN PLANT SCIENCES 2019
Sandeep S Raut
Kirpa Yadav
Amit K Verma
Yogesh Tak
Prashant Waiker
Chandan Sahi
Co-evolution of spliceosomal disassembly interologs: crowning J-protein component with moonlighting RNA-binding activity. Current Genetics 2018
Harm Kampinga
Chandan Sahi et al
Function, evolution, and structure of J-domain proteins Cell Stress and Chaperones 2018
Neelesh Maheshwari
Chandrabose Chandrabose Karthikeyan
Shraddha V. Bhadada
Chandan Sahi
Amit K. Verma
N.S. Hari N. Moorthy
Piyush Trivedi
Synthesis and biological evaluation of some N-(3-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl) phenyl)acetamide derivatives as novel non-carboxylic PTP1B inhibitors designed through bioisosteric modulation Bioorganic Chemistry 2018
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
Danish Diwan
Sandeep Raut
Neha Dobriyal
Rebecca E. Brown
Vinita Gowda
Justin K. Hines
Chandan Sahi
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