Dr. Jayanta Haldar is a Professor at the Antimicrobial Research Laboratory in the New Chemistry Unit (NCU) and School of Advanced Materials (SAMat), Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru, India. He is the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Infectious Diseases, a frontier journal of the ACS publishing group. He has served as a member of editorial boards of various international journals in the field of infectious diseases and medicinal chemistry, such as RSC Medicinal Chemistry (till July 2023), ACS Infectious Diseases (till July 2023), Biomacromolecules, Microbial Pathogenesis, etc.
Prof. Haldar’s research integrates an interdisciplinary Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology-based approach for understanding and countering Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), development of novel therapeutics and newer strategies for tackling infections caused by pathogenic bacteria, fungi and viruses. His laboratory works towards developing smart biomaterials which aid in preventing the spread of infectious diseases, as well as cure infection and enhance wound healing. His multifaceted research has been published in high-impact international journals and has led to many national and international patents.