Apurba Dutta

  • Associate Professor
  • School of Pharmacy - Medicinal Chemistry
Del Shankel Structural Biology Center, Room 1083
2034 Becker Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047


  • Ph.D., North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India (1989)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Konstanz, Germany (1991-92)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1993-94)


Selected Publications

Pashikanti, S. Ukani, R. David, S. A., & Dutta, A. Total Synthesis and Structure-Activity Relationship Studies of the Cytotoxic Anhydrophytosphingosine Jaspine B (Pachastrissamine). Synthesis, 2017, 49, 2088 - 2100.

Foster, A. C., Li, Y. Runyan, S. Dinh, T. Venadas, S. Chen, J. Pashikanti, S. Dutta, A. Ehring, G. & Staubli, U. Activity of the enantiomers of erythro-3-hydroxyaspartate at glutamate transporters and NMDA receptors. J.Neurochem. 2016, 136, 692 - 697.


Selected Presentations

Dutta, A. . (06-07-2019). A serine-derived second-generation chiron: Applications in the synthesis of drug-like molecular scaffolds. Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India

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