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Rimi Chowdhury, PhD

Rimi Chowdhury

Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Senior Research Associate

Animal Health Diagnostic Center

Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853



  • PhD in Biochemistry, University of Calcutta, India, 2018
  • Master of Science (Biochemistry), University of Calcutta, India, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry), University of Calcutta, India, 2009

Biography/Professional Experience

  • 2019 - present, Senior Research Associate, Altier Lab, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
  • 2015-2018, Graduate Student of Dr. Santasabuj Das, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, India
  • 2012-2015, Research Assistant of Dr. Santasabuj Das, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, India


  • Hsiung E1, Celebioglu A1, Chowdhury R, Kilic ME, Durgun E, Altier C, Uyar T. J. Antibacterial nanofibers of pullulan/tetracycline-cyclodextrin inclusion complexes for Fast-Disintegrating oral drug delivery. Colloid Interface Sci. 2022 Mar 15;610:321-333. doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2021.12.013.

  • Chowdhury R*, Pavinski Bitar PD, Adams MC, Chappie JS, Craig Altier*. AraC‐type regulators HilC and RtsA are directly controlled by an intestinal fatty acid to regulate Salmonella invasion. Mol Microbiology. December 2021. DOI: 10.1111/mmi.14835.A diffusible signal factor of the intestine dictates Salmonella invasion through its direct control of the virulence activator HilD. PLoS Pathog. 2021 Feb 22; 17(2): e1009357. * Corresponding author.

  • Hung CC, Eade CR, Betteken MI, Pavinski Bitar PD, Handley EM, Nugent SL, Chowdhury R, Altier C. Salmonella invasion is controlled through the secondary structure of the hilD transcript. PLoS Pathog. 2019 Apr 24;15(4):e1007700.

  • Das S1, Chowdhury R1, Pal A, Okamoto K, Das S. Salmonella Typhi outer membrane protein STIV is a potential candidate for vaccine development against typhoid

  • and paratyphoid fever. Immunobiology. 2019 May;224(3):371-382. 1: equal contribution.

  • Chowdhury R, Das S, Ta A, Das S. Epithelial invasion by Salmonella Typhi using STIV-Met interaction. Cell Microbiol. 2019 Mar;21(3):e12982.

  • Chowdhury R1, Ilyas H1, Ghosh A, Ali H, Ghorai A, Midya A, Jana N, Das S, Bhunia. Structural and Functional Insights into a Gold Nanoparticle Conjugated Designed Peptide: Development of Effective Anti-Typhoid Therapy. A. Nanoscale 2017. 37(9): 14047-14093. 1: equal contribution.

  • Das S, Chowdhury R, Ghosh S, Das S. A recombinant protein of Salmonella Typhi induces humoral and cell-mediated immune responses including
    memory responses. Vaccine 2017. 35(35 Pt B): 4523- 4531.

  • Chowdhury R, Mandal RS, Ta A, Das S. An AIL family protein promotes type three secretion system-1-independent invasion and pathogenesis of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi. Cell Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 17(4): 486-503.

Awards and Honors

  • Shanti Bhakta Memorial Award for Best Speaker, awarded by Convenor, Shanti Bhakta Memorial Award Committee and Head, Department of Biochemistry, University of Calcutta in 2011.

  • Ajanta Award of Excellence, awarded by EMMS Board, India in 2002.

  • The EMMS Scholarship, awarded by Executive Director, Steel Authority of India Limited, in 2000.

  • The SAIL Scholarship, awarded by Managing Director of Steel Authority of India Limited, in 1999.