Dr. Sudipta Ghosh

Designation: Assistant Professor

Anthropology Department

Joined NEHU on

01-02-2010

Qualifications:

Name of the Degree Name of the University Subject Year of Passing
Post Doc Syracuse University, NY, USA Physiological Anthropology 2017
Ph.D. Delhi University Physical Anthropology 2006
M.Sc. Delhi University Anthropology 2001
B.Sc. (Honors) Calcutta University Anthropology 1998

Present Affiliation:

I teach Biological Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology, North-Eastern Hill University, India, as an Assistant Professor, since February, 2010.

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Palaeoanthropology, Human ecology and adaptation, Advance studies in Biological Anthropology, Human Osteology, Somatometry, Human Origin and Evolution.      

Ph. D.: Ph. D. awarded in Anthropology at the convocation held on February 2006, Delhi University, India. Supervisor’s Name: Prof. S.L. Malik

Title (Ph. D.): “Morpho- Physiological Variations, Familial Resemblance and Heritability Estimates among the Santhals of Bankura District, West Bengal”                                     

Research Interest:

  • Physiological Anthropology: Blood pressure, Lipid profile, Hemoglobin, Metabolic syndromes, Cardio-vascular and Cardio-respiratory measures.
  • Human adaptation to high altitude, Health and Nutritional status, Obesity, Dietary effects on growth and body physique.
  • Quantitative genetics, Heritability estimates.

Academic Awards/Honors:

  • Awarded UGC Raman Fellowship for Post Doctoral Research for Indian Scholars in United States of America 2015 in February 2016.
  • Awarded Research Associate (Post Doctoral Fellowship) from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Govt. of India in May 2008.
  • Junior Research fellowship awarded for doctoral course under the scheme “Award of Research Fellowship in various aspects of Tribal Development”, from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India, during Ph.D in May 2002.

Research Projects

Completed

  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA funded research project titled “Natural Selection and Genes Determining Higher Arterial Oxygen Saturation in Tibetan Monpa”, 2015. PI: Prof. Tom D. Brutsaert; CO-PI: Dr. Sudipta Ghosh. Cost of the project: Rs. 5,00,000.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Sudipta Ghosh, Kiyamu, M., Contreras, P., León-Velarde, F., Bigham, A., Brutsaert, T.D.: Exhaled nitric oxide in ethnically diverse high-altitude native populations: A comparative study. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23915. 1-8. (2019).
  2. Tom D Brutsaert, Melisa Kiyamu , Gianpietro Elias Revollendo , Jenna L Isherwood , Frank S. Lee , Maria Rivera-Ch. , Fabiola Leon-Velarde , Sudipta Ghosh , Abigail W. Bigham: Association of EGLN1 gene with high aerobic capacity of Peruvian Quechua at high altitude. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). 1-12. (2019)
  3. Guangdikhuanliu Riamei and Sudipta Ghosh: Nutritional status in relation with age and place of residence among the adult Rongmei Naga of Manipur. The NEHU Journal. XVII: 1&2. (2019).
  4. Sudipta Ghosh: Understanding Chronic Energy Deficiency among Population Living Under Limited Nutritional Resources. Collegium Antropologicum. 41 (4): 327-334. (2017).
  5. Sudipta Ghosh, S.; Dosaev, T.; Prakash J.; Livshits, G.: Quantitative Genetic Analysis of the Body Composition and Blood Pressure association in Two Ethnically Diverse Populations. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 162(4):701-714. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23161. 1-14. (2017).
  6. Sudipta Ghosh: Nutritional Status and Its Correlates among the Adult Santhals of Bankura district of West Bengal, India. Human Biology Review. 4 (1): 84-93. (2015).
  7. Sudipta Ghosh: Deficiency and Sources of Nutrition among an Indian Tribal Population. Collegium Antropologicum. 38 (3): 847–853. (2014).
  8. Sudipta Ghosh: High Altitude Himalayan Populations: A Note on Human Adaptation to Stressful Environment. Journal of the Indian Anthropological Society. 49(1): 91-98. (2014).
  9. Sudipta Ghosh: Association between physique and blood pressure in an adult tribal population. Anthropologiai Közlemények, 52: 119–130 (2011).
  10. Sudipta Ghosh and Malik, S.L.: Variations of Body Physique in Santhals: An Indian Tribe. Collegium Antropologicum. 34: (2), 467–472 (2010).
  11. Sudipta Ghosh and Malik, S.L.: Understanding Morphological Changes From Parental To Filial Generations: A Case Study of Santhals. Indian Anthropologist. 39: (1&2), 129-146 (2009).
  12. Sudipta Ghosh and Malik, S.L.: Assessment and Administration of Health in a Tribal Community of India. The Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology. 3(2): (2009)
  13. Sudipta Ghosh and Malik, S.L.: Auditing Gender Equality Among Santhals. Indian Journal of Millennium Development Studies. 3(1): 117-128 (2008).
  14. Sudipta Ghosh and Malik, S.L.: Parent-Offspring correlations in body measurements, physique and physiological variables among Santhals of West Bengal. Journal of Exercise Science and Physiotherapy. 3: 14-31 (2007).
  15. Sudipta Ghosh and Malik, S.L.: Sex differences in Body Size and Shape among Santhals of West Bengal. The Anthropologist. 9: 143-149 (2007).
  16. Sudipta Ghosh and Malik, S.L.: Assessing Intergenerational Differences in Anthropo-Physiological Variables: Case Study of a Tribal Population. The Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology. 1(1): (2006) http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xml FilePath=journals/ijba/editors.xml
  17. Sudipta Ghosh and Malik, S.L.: A comparative study of age changes in Somatotypes of Brahmin and Rajput Boys of Sundarnagar, Himachal Pradesh. The Anthropologist. 6 (1): 19-23 (2004).

Book Published

  1. Ghosh, S. and Limbu D.K. (Eds.): Readings in Biological Anthropology. B.R. Publishing Corporation, Delhi, India. (2017).
  2. Ghosh, S.: Inheritance of biological traits from parental to filial generations: Heritability of biological features among the Santhals. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing House. (2012).

Invited Book Chapters

  1. Thangjam Z. and Sudipta Ghosh: Menstrual Cycle among the Meiteis of Manipur: Myths and Taboos, In Spectrum of Anthropological Perspectives of Northeast India, Sarthak Sengupta and Juri Borah (Eds), pp. 189-199, New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House (2019).
  2. Sudipta Ghosh and Dawhuo, T.: Somatotype Components and Body Mass Index: A Case Study of the Adult Bhoi Males, In People of North East India: Bio-Cultural Dimensions, R. Khongsdier and Sarthak Sengupta (Eds), pp. 135-148, New Delhi: Kalpaz Publications (2016)
  3. Sudipta Ghosh: Heritability and inheritance pattern of human physique, In Human Growth: the mirror of the society, Sikdar, M. (Ed), pp. 225-242, New Delhi:  B.R. Publishing Corporation (2015).

Conferences/Workshops/Lectures Organized

  • Organized NEHU Extension Lecture on 16th November, 2017. Lecture delivered by Dr. Kamala Ramadoss, from Syracuse University, New York, USA on the topic ‘Situation of Immigrants from the Indian Sub-continent: An exploratory study’.
  • Organized national seminar on ‘New Arenas of Biological Anthropology in India’ in the Department of Anthropology, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong from 19th till 21st November, 2014.  

Papers presented in International/National Conferences/Seminars

  • Paper titled “A comparative study of age changes in Somatotypes of Brahmin and Rajput Boys of Sundarnagar, Himachal Pradesh” was presented in National Seminar on ‘Recent Advances in Biological Anthropology’ in Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, March 10-12-2004.
  • Paper titled “Understanding Morphological Changes From Parental To Filial Generations: A Case Study of Santhals” was presented in National Seminar on “Biological Diversity among Indian Tribes Issues and Management of Health and Environment” in the Department of Anthropology, Delhi University, India, 18-20 December 2006.
  • Paper titled “Auditing Gender Equality Among Santhals” was presented in National Seminar on ‘Gender Issues and Empowerment of Women’, Platinum Jubilee of Indian Statistical Institute, India, 1-2 February 2007.
  • Paper titled “Assessment and Administration of Health among Santhals of Bankura, West Bengal” was presented in National Seminar on Tribal Development in The Department of Anthropology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India, 26th-27th February 2007.
  • Paper titled “ Deficiency and sources of nutrition: A case study of Santhals from West Bengal” was presented in International seminar on Resources, Tribes and State held in Arunachal Institute of tribal studies, Arunachal, India, 13th-15th February, 2012.
  • Paper titled “Heritability of physique in a tribal population” was presented in inter congress in Anthropology (INCAA) held in Lucknow, India, 21st-23rd February, 2012.
  • Paper titled “Allocation of Nutritional Resources in a Tribal Population” was presented in International seminar on Natural Resources and Rural Livelihoods among Tribes in Hilly Areas in North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India, 22nd-24th March, 2012.
  • Paper titled “Chronic energy deficiency and morbidity among Santhals of WB, India” was presented in National conference on “Recent trends in research on Biological Anthropology in the Eastern and North-Eastern India” held at the Biological Anthropology unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata during 21st -23rd November, 2013.
  • Paper titled “Biological correlates of blood pressure among Santhal elders of west Bengal” was presented in 45th Annual Conference of The Indian Anthropological Society on the theme “Anthropology and Human Welfare” held at the Calcutta University, Kolkata during 23rd -25th May, 2015.
  • Delivered an invited lecture titled “Association between Body Composition and Blood Pressure in relation to Diverse Environmental Conditions" in a one-day National Seminar on "Anthropology and Environment in Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, on 26, February, 2016.
  • Paper titled “Exhaled Nitric Oxide in relation to high altitude hypoxia: Comparisons of two diverse populations from Peru and Northeast India” was presented in the National Seminar on the theme “Anthropology, Health and Development: Trends and Future Perspectives” organized by the Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, Delhi during 20th -21st February, 2018.
  • Paper titled “Angiotensin Converting Enzyme genotypes in relation to high altitude hypoxia among the Tawang Monpa from Himalayan Mountains” was presented in the Seventh Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and Himalaya organized by the Association for Nepal and the Himalayan Studies, Britain-Nepal Academic Council, Centre for Himalayan Studies-CNRS and Nepal Academic Network (Japan) during 25th -27th July, 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Paper titled “Exhaled Nitric Oxide in ethnically distinct high altitude native populations” was presented in the 5th International Leh Symposium 2018 held at Gangtok, Sikkim organized by the CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi during 15th -19th November, 2018.
  • Paper titled “Hypoxic ventilatory response in relation to hypobaric hypoxia among the Tawang Monpa from Eastern Himalayan Mountain” was presented in the XII ISMM World Congress on Mountain Medicine organized by the International Society for Mountain Medicine (ISMM) and EURAC Research, Europe during 21st -24th November, 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Paper titled “Heritability of the Body Composition and Blood Pressure association in ethnically distinct indigenous populations” was presented in the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) Annual meeting organized by the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) during 27th-30th March, 2019 in Cleveland Convention Center, Cleveland, OH, USA.
  • Paper titled “Body composition and blood pressure association in genetically and ethnically distinct tribal populations” was presented in the International Conference on the theme “Anthropology of Food and Health” organized by the Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, Delhi during 27th -29th February, 2020.

Invited Talks in International/National Conferences/Seminars:

  • Paper titled “High altitude adaptation in relation to exhaled nitric oxide” was presented in the Science Communicators’ Meet 2020 held from 5-6 January, 2020 during the 107th Indian Science Congress held in Bengaluru.
  • Paper titled “Allen’s Rule and Human Adaptation to High Altitude: A comparison between Monpa and Santhal” was presented in the 10th National Leh Symposium 2019 held at New Delhi organized by the CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi on 15th November, 2019.
  • Delivered an invited talk titled “Adaptation to high altitude: Comparing exhaled Nitric Oxide in populations from Peru and North-East India” on 11th April, 2017 at the Anthropology Department, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • Delivered a lecture titled “Living High: The science of adaptation to high altitude in populations from Peru and North-East India” on 21st February, 2017 at the South Asian Centre, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, New York, USA.
  • Presented a paper titled “A comparative study on exhaled nitric oxide amongst high and low altitude indigenous populations” on 17th January, 2017 at Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Michigan, USA.
  • Chaired a scientific session in one-day National Seminar on "Anthropology and Environment" in Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, on 26th February, 2016.
  • Invited by the Biological Anthropology Unit (BAU), Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India to deliver a lecture titled “Association between Body Composition and Blood Pressure in Two Ethnically Diverse Populations” on 2nd February, 2016.
  • Invited by the Department of Anthropology, Madhya Kamrup College, Barpeta, Assam, to deliver a key lecture as a resource person in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Recent trends in Anthropology’ held on 28th and 29th March, 2015.
  • Invited by the Biological Anthropology Unit (BAU), Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India from 5th -8th February, 2013 for academic interaction and talk on ‘Human Adaptations to Altitude: An Overview’.

Academic Services

  • 2018-19  Paper Examiner, Physical Anthropology, Sambalpur University, Burla, Odisha
  • 2018    Evaluator, Anthropology, Indira Gandhi National Open University 
  • 2017    Subject Expert, Selection Committee, Anthropology, Women’s College
  • 2017    Evaluator, Anthropology, Indira Gandhi National Open University 
  • 2014    Member, Board of Moderation Committee, Anthropology, Meghalaya Public Service Commission

General University and Departmental Services (Administrative and Academic)

  • 2019-               Member, School Board of Human and Environmental Science
  • 2019-               Member, Grievance Redressal Committee, NEHU
  • 2019                Examination-in-Charge in Department of Anthropology, NEHU
  • 2018-               Member, Editorial Board, NEHU Journal
  • 2018 -              Member, Departmental Purchase Committee, Department of Anthropology, NEHU
  • 2018                Teacher-in-Charge for Fieldwork 2017-18 for IIIrd Semester MA/MSc students of Department of Anthropology, NEHU for 21 days in the month of January, 2018.
  • 2017-               Member, Board of Studies, Anthropology
  • 2013-2015       Member, Convocation Committee, NEHU
  • 2012-2015       Member, Board Under Graduate Studies, Department of Anthropology
  • 2013-2016       Member, Board of Post-Graduate Studies, Anthropology
  • 2014-2017       Member, Board of Studies, Department of Environmental Studies
  • 2014-2017       Member, Board of Studies, Department of Zoology
  • 2014-2017       Member, Board of Studies, Department of Linguistics
  • 2012-2013       Program Coordinator, Fulbright Specialist Progarm, hosted Prof. Tom D. Brutsaert, Syracuse University, NY, USA
  • 2012-2013       Member, Committee on Basic Facilities for Women
  • 2011-2013       Member, School Board of Human and Environmental Science
  • 2010 -2018      Member, Departmental Library Committee, Department of Anthropology
  • 2010, 2011 & 2015: Member, Departmental Admission Committee, Department of Anthropology, NEHU
  • 2010-2019: Warden, Post Graduate Girls’ Hostel, NEHU

Academic Collaborations

International

  • Invited as a ‘UGC Raman Post Doctoral Fellow’, by the Chair Prof. Tom D. Brutsaert, in the Department of Exercise Science at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA from 1st August, 2016 till 30th May, 2017.
  • Invited as a ‘Visiting Research Scholar’, by the Chair Prof. John Burdick, in the Department of Anthropology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University from 20th September, 2016 till 30th May, 2017. 
  • Invited as a visiting scientist by Prof. Gregory Livshits in the Department of Anatomy and Anthropology, Sackler faculty of medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, for writing collaborative research papers from 3rd January – 18th February, 2015.
  • Invited by Prof. Tom D. Brutsaert of Syracuse University, USA and Prof. Fabiola Leon V. S. President of UPCH university of Lima, Peru, for participating in field research under the project titled “Natural selection and genes determining higher arterial saturation in Peruvian Quechua”, funded by NSF, USA, from 27th June – 3rd August, 2013.

Academic Memberships:

  • Life member of Indian Science Congress (Membership No. L17272)
  • Life member of INCAA (Indian National Confederation and the Academy of Anthropologists)
  • Life member of Indian Anthropological Society
  • International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)
  • American Association of Physical Anthropologists
  • Human Biology Association, USA
  • American Anthropological Association (AAA), USA [ID 000339111I]
  • Center for Physiological Genomics of Low Oxygen, UCLA San Diego, USA
  • Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, Nepal & USA (ID 38426932)

Journal Reviewer:

  • International Journal of Obesity
  • American Journal of Human Biology (AJHB)
  • Journal of Physical Education and Sports Management
  • Journal of Peace, Gender and Development Studies
  • Educational Research
  • Journal of Life Sciences (JLS)
  • Human Ecology