Dr. Subhodeep Sarker is a Visiting Scholar in Pharmacology and Erwin Schrödinger Fellow of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) at The University of Sydney. In addition, Dr. Sarker serves as an Associate Editor for Genetic and Molecular Ecotoxicology on the Editorial Board of Ecotoxicology, a reputed peer-reviewed international journal published by Springer. Previously, Dr. Sarker held an UniversitätsassistentIn/Postdoc B1 post at the University of Veterinary Medicine (Vetmeduni) in Vienna, Austria. He also trained as a Postdoctoral Associate in the pharmacology of G protein-coupled receptors and beta-arrestins at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, United States where he conducted research in the laboratories of Drs. Sudha K.Shenoy and Robert J. Lefkowitz (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 2012). Dr. Sarker earned his Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Molecular Pharmacology in 2010 from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. His doctoral research in the laboratories of Drs. Michael Freissmuth and Harald H. Sitte focused on binding sites of antidepressant and substance abuse drugs on pre-synaptic high-affinity membrane transport proteins of the neurotransmitter:sodium symporter (NSS; solute carrier 6, SLC6 gene)-family. Dr. Sarker read towards a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Biotechnology from the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India in 2007 during which he was an Indian Academy of Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellow at the Indian Council of Medical Research.

A Gold medalist martial arts champion, Dr. Sarker practices since the age of five earning a Black Belt in Shotokan Karate from the Japan Karate Association, Tokyo at age eleven. Besides, he is a very good singer winning several inter-collegiate championships and is also an international prize-winning essayist.  

Dr. Sarker has a continued interest in climate change and in the environment and to this end facilitated and networked interactive projects at the Global Environment Forum of the International Education and Resource Network - the largest non-profit youth organization in the world, representing India at World Youth Summits in Africa and China. 

Born in the midst of the famed tea gardens of Dooars nestled in the eastern Himalayan foothills, Dr. Sarker grew up on the silver-sand beaches of Goa beside the Arabian sea.


Subhodeep Sarker, PhD  |  Associate Editor (Ecotoxicology, Springer)

Visiting Scholar in Pharmacology | FWF Erwin Schrödinger Fellow

Discipline of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, Sydney Medical School



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