Sat Bhattacharya

Harlem Children Society Succeeds Under Dr. Sat Bhattacharya

Dr. Sat Bhattacharya is a Highly Educated Individual

Having a doctorate isn’t the only credential Dr. Sat Bhattacharya brings to the table with his work at Harlem Children Society. He has a diploma in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Computer Studies. He received a B.S. in Bio Technology and a M.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Poona. He then got a M.S. in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from the University from Toronto before getting his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from Calcutta University. He is currently a Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society at Oxford University.

Dr. Sat Bhattacharya provides advice to Local, national and International Bodies and Heads of State. He serves on several committees and panels on New York City Mayor’s task force on science education and education reform, and serves as a visiting professor at several universities and institutions world-wide. He serves as a panelist on various committees at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Science Board (NSB). He also is an advisor to several heads of state and governments on science education policy for several countries across the globe.


Dr. Sat Bhattacharya Organizes Global events – ‘Global Science Parades’ and ‘Science Street Fairs & Festivals’


Dr. Sat Bhattacharya has successfully organized unique global events - ‘International Harlem Science Street Fairs and Festivals’ and ‘Global Science Parades’. The goal is to share the spirit of scientific enquiry, art, culture and the celebration of the human spirit, aimed at encouraging, fostering and furthering a dialogue about different health, environmental and other pertinent issues concerning the masses heldsimultaneously in several countries in continents – bridging the time and digital divide!


Such science fairs were concurrently held across several time zones and continents in - Harlem in NYC; Hopi reservation in Arizona; Monterrey in Mexico, Meru in Kenya and Calcutta in India at the same time and had it webcasted live. His goal is to have a science street festival and Fair in an identified town/village/city in each country at the same time/ same day and connect this though webcasts all over. This involvement with under-resourced neighborhoods - through both the Internship Program and the Science Street Fairs & Festivals – represents a kind of experiment aimed at stimulating the development of human capital and social entrepreneurship within them. These unique ventures are further aimed at encouraging, fostering and furthering a dialogue about different health, environmental and other pertinent issues concerning the masses – bridging the time and digital divide!

Dr. Sat Bhattacharya’s Book Chapters

Considered among the top and most progressive experts in the field of Molecular Micro-metastasis and Circulating cancer and Tumor Cells, Dr. Sat Bhattacharya has written several books and Review Articles in high Impact Journals. He has evolved strategies and Molecular detection systems of micro-detection of several solid cancers like – prostate, Breast, Thyroid, Skin and others. These accomplishments will help better treatment modalities for cancer detection and treatment.


“Molecular Detection and Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells and Micrometastases in Solid Tumors.” (2005). Ghossein, R.A., H. Al-Ahmadie, and Bhattacharya, In: Surrogate Tissue Analysis: Genomic, Proteonomic and Metabolic Profiling of Surrogate Tissue. ME Burczynski, JC Rockert (Eds.) Boca Raton, FL. CRC Press LLC.


Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Detection of Melanoma Related Transcripts in the Peripheral Blood and Bone Marrow of Patients with Malignant Melanoma.” Ghossein R.A., Bhattacharya, S., and Coit D.G. (2000) Recent Results in Cancer Research: Minimal Residual Disease in Melanoma Biology – Detection and clinical relevance. Vol.158, p63-77. V. Reinhold & W. Tilgen (eds.), Spinger- Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg.



“Molecular Detection and Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells and Micrometastases in Solid Tumors.” (2000). Ghossein, R.A. and, Bhattacharya, S., European Journal of Cancer, Special Issue –‘Invasion & Metastasis, Vol. 36, p1681-1694.


“Molecular Detection of Micrometastases and Circulating Tumor Cells: its Applications to Melanoma, Prostate and Thyroid Carcinomas.” (2000). Ghossein, R.A., Carusone, L., Bhattacharya, S. In Vivo, Vol. 14, p237-250.


“Molecular Detection of Micrometastases and Circulating Tumor Cells in Solid Tumors” (1999). Ghossein, R.A., Bhattacharya, S., Rosai, J. Clinical Cancer Research, Vol. 5, p1950-1960.

Dr. Sat Bhattacharya Organizes “Science & Technology Series”

In an effort to identify budding ‘Einsteins’ and ‘Mme Curies’ among the poorest schools in India as well as those from rural and urban communities across the globe , Dr. Sat Bhattacharya has been organizing ‘STEM Talent Searches’ to find these individuals and give them the resources they need to succeed. Hundreds of high school and university students from villages, small towns around Kolkata in West Bengal attended these events. The search for talent and the ability to foster their development will augment their local engagement through the mediums of science and technology.


Dr. Sat Bhattacharya has made crucial developments in the field of medical research that pertain to the efforts to cure a number of deadly diseases. Dr. Sat Bhattacharya has produced positive and critical results in a multitude of patents, scholarly journals and other contributions to the fight against AIDS, HIV, Tuberculosis, Japanese Encephalitis and many different forms of cancer.


Dr. Sat Bhattacharya has made a hefty contribution to the field of medical science through extensive research that has aided the battle against these tough and deadly diseases. Now with a number of patents, medical journals and media appearances all flashing the expertise associated with his name, Dr. Sat Bhattacharya has dedicated his abilities by founding and spearheading ‘Harlem Children Society’ and ‘Association of Science & Society’, two groups that encourage young scientists to pursue their goals in STEM fields and help job creation and creating a pathway for economic pathways, alleviating poverty and preparing youth for a 21st Century workforce.

Dr. Sat Bhattacharya’s Peer-Reviewed Publications

With a seemingly infinite amount of wisdom in the medical research field, Dr. Sat Bhattacharya has managed to put many of his findings on paper in peer-reviewed Journals, so that they can one day be referenced by future doctors who rely on a foundation of research to conduct their work and experiments. Among others, both the Journal of Clinical Oncology and the Clinical Cancer Research journal contain multiple works by Dr. Sat Bhattacharya. Below are just a few examples of the highly-referenced articles Dr. Sat Bhattacharya has produced or helped produce for each of these esteemed journals.


Journal of Clinical Oncology


“Serial Follow-up and the Prognostic Significance of RT-PCR Staged Sentinel Lymph Nodes from Melanoma Patients.” (2007). Kammula, U.S., Ghossein, R. G., Bhattacharya, S., J., Coit, D. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 22 (19), p3989-96


“Prognostic Significance of Detection of Tyrosinase mRNA in the Peripheral Blood and Bone Marrow of Melanoma Patients rendered Surgically Free of Disease.” (1999). Coit, D., Ghossein R.A., Bhattacharya, S., Vlamis, V., Satagopan, J., Livingstone, P., Rosai, J., Houghton, A. Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Clinical Cancer Research


“Association between Molecular Detection of GAGE and Survival in Patients with Malignant Melanoma: A Retrospective Cohort Study.”(1999). Cheung, I.Y., Cheung, N-K, V., Ghossein, R. G., Bhattacharya, S., Satagopan, J., Coit, D. Clinical Cancer Research, Vol. 5, p2042-2047.


“Prognostic Significance of Peripheral Blood and Bone Marrow messenger RNA in Malignant Melanoma.” (1998). Ghossein, R.A., Coit, D., Brennan, M., Zhang, Z.F., Wang, Y. Bhattacharya, S., Houghton, A., Rosai, J. Clinical Cancer Research. Volume 4, p419-428.


“Detection of Tyrosinase mRNA by Reverse Transcription- Polymerase Chain Reaction in Melanoma Sentinel Lymph Nodes.” (1999). Bieligk, S.C., Ghossein, R.A., Bhattacharya, S. and Coit D.G., Annals of Surgical Oncology, Vol. 6(3), p232-240.

Dr. Sat Bhattacharya’s Time as a Reviewer

With his extensive education credentials and a seasoned knowledge of the medical research field, Dr. Sat Bhattacharya has dedicated much of his expertise to the review of scientific research. His intensive understanding of human cells and diseases has played a crucial role in the development of several ideas and techniques in a number of medical fields.


Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry, 2005 to Present


A leading journal of cell biology for nearly half a century, the Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry is a monthly publication that provides up-to-date articles surrounding developments in research on the functioning of human cells, tissues and organs and their relationships with disease.


Cancer Research, 2004-Present


Dr. Sat Bhattacharya has contributed much wisdom and oversight to the study of Breast Cancer, Skin Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Thyroid Cancer and many other forms of this challenging and deadly disease.


Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, 2003- Present


In conjunction with the Association for Molecular Pathology, the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics is a publication that aims to provide crucial information and developments in the field of molecular diagnostics. Dr. Sat Bhattacharya has contributed much to this journal through research and peer involvement.


American Journal of Pathology, 2000-Present


The American Journal of Pathology is the official publication of the American Society for Investigative Pathology. The journal publishes pivotal studies on disease as well as experimental models that use different approaches to understanding the biology of diseases. Much of Dr. Sat Bhattacharya’s life work has revolved around the cures and prevention of diseases in humans, making him a noteworthy contributor to this journal.

Dr. Sat Bhattacharya Promotes Science Through Science Parades and Science Street Festivals & Festivals

Dr. Bhattacharya has successfully organized several unique global events to promote science awareness and seed development of the masses. The goal is to share the spirit of scientific inquiry, art, culture and the celebration of the human spirit, held simultaneously in several countries in continents across the time and digital divide.


The Third Global Harlem Science Parade & Seventh Street Fairs & Festivals

Dr. Sat Bhattacharya also organized the parade for this festival. This event featured live entertainment that included King Clave, the Shakers and Bakers, and Cuban and Latin Jazz ensembles. It also included Sigma Xi’s first experiment with a “Science Street Theatre” that included a science poster competition by over 500 local students. The event drew over 3,000 community members.


The Second Global Harlem Science Para & Sixth Street Fairs and Festivals

On October 2nd, 2010, Dr. Sat Bhattacharya returned with his parade efforts that turned so much success in the previous year. The turnout of local residents, political leaders, educators and scientists was even bigger this time around, as the prior year’s event drew much attention in the community. It also included special live musical performances by acclaimed Grammy winners.


The First Global Harlem Science Parade & Sixth Street Fairs and Festivals

On October 1st, 2009, Dr. Sat Bhattacharya helped to organize the first of the many successful Global Harlem Science Parades to come. The event included live musical entertainment as well as amateur science competitions meant to promote and encourage young scientists in Harlem. The event drew an unprecedented amount of participants, mostly in thanks to Dr. Sat Bhattacharya’s superior fundraising skills and the generous support of the Rockefeller University Chapter of Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.

Dr. Sat Bhattacharya’s Most Memorable Leadership Activities

With a long history of leadership throughout his professional career, Dr. Sat Bhattacharya has found himself at the top of the medical research field, not only with a number of pivotal scholarly journals and proven patents, but with the proprietorship and ownership of two successful organizations, Harlem Children Society and The Association of Science and Society. Throughout his journey of taking these organizations to levels of self-sustaining success, Dr. Sat Bhattacharya has participated in several leadership activities that he has benefitted from greatly. Below are his most memorable ones.


The Global Worldwide Celebration of the Universal Forum of Cultures in Monterrey, Mexico

This event is held in capitals across the globe once every four years to enhance global understanding of other cultures through interaction and participation in worldly traditions. In September 2007, Dr. Sat Bhattacharya worked on the Panel of the Education, Science & Technology Week under the headline, “Promoting Young Students to Become Scientists.”


“Talking Science to the Streets” at Sigma Xi Annual Meeting 2006


Dr. Sat Bhattacharya’s workshop at this event promoted neighborhood science festivals across the United States and beyond on a simultaneous podcast that covered all of them. As a unique opportunity to mesh science and society to promote culture, this rare type of event is a prime example of how future technology and scientific developments can bring people across the world together. Through podcasting live music and art displays, participants were able to experience a multitude of different events all while in the same building.

Dr. Sat Bhattacharya Does His Paperwork

Dr. Sat Bhattacharya is a well-known figure in both medical research and philanthropy. As the Founder and President of both Harlem Children Society and The Association of Science and Society, his name has appeared in a multitude of media reports, medical journals and book chapters. Aside from his more widely read publications, there have been loads of paperwork graced by his name that have made all of his accomplishments possible. While many of them have stayed behind the veil, perhaps because the medical jargon doesn’t appeal to the public eye, these works nonetheless prove Dr. Sat Bhattacharya’s unwavering commitment to his field.


Patents


Dr. Sat Bhattacharya has two patents filed under him:


1) Procedure for the Detection and Molecular Characterization of Circulating Prostatic Tumor Cells after Leukapheresis in Prostatic Carcinoma Patients
2) Procedure for the Detection of Circulating Prostate Tumor Cells in Peripheral Blood by Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction for Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen after Immunobead enrichment of Circulating Cells from Peripheral Blood


Grants


Dr. Sat Bhattacharya has written requests for over eighty grants, and had been awarded over $80 million dollars in grant money as of January 2013. Dr. Sat Bhattacharya is highly skilled in his ability to rally generous donors to help his efforts in philanthropy and medical research, and his extensive list of successful requests proves it.


Dr. Sat Bhattacharya is a person who puts forth the legwork and paperwork to make all of his dreams become reality. His success in the field of medical research as well as the non-profit sector were not products of luck, they were born of skill and determination.


Awards


An author and reviewer of numerous peer reviewed scientific articles and books, he is widely involved in giving lectures, seminars and workshops in leading universities and institutions worldwide. He is a recipient of several awards and recognition in research, such as the ‘Outstanding Young Investigator Award’, and many others at various National and International Scientific Meetings and congresses.

Dr. Sat Bhattacharya’s Scientific Expertise

With a long list of educational credentials as well as high-status professional affiliations, Dr. Sat Bhattacharya is a man who has developed and exemplified a vast skill set that has put him ahead of many in his field. Now the President and Founder of both the Harlem Children Society as well as the International Association for the Advancement of Science, Technology, Tolerance and Peace, and as president of the Rockefeller University Chapter of “Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society” - one of the most prestigious and oldest science organizations with over 200 Nobel Laureates, Dr. Sat Bhattacharya shares his several talents with the medical science field to help push the progress of his own field. With an ever-growing archive of these skills, Dr. Sat Bhattacharya brings much expertise to the field of medical research.

Gene Transfer Technology

Dr. Sat Bhattacharya is skilled in the preparation of recombinant HSV and AAV viruses, the transfection of tissue culture cells with recombinant viruses, and the transfection of cell lines with recombinant DNAs while using lipofectin and liposomes.

Cell Culture and Tissue Technologies

Dr. Sat Bhattacharya is trained in the production and maintenance of primary cell cultures and Hybridoma Technology. This includes the isolation of mononuclear cells from bone marrow, maintaining cell lines in tissue culture, and the immunobead isolation of cells from blood and bone marrow.

Immunological Technologies

Dr. Sat Bhattacharya has a long list of skills in Immunological Technologies that includes: cloning of cells, production of ascities, production of hybridomas, isolation of antibodies, purification of antibodies, isotyping of antibodies, Enzyme Linked Immuno-absorbent Assay, Radio Imunno Assay, immunodouble diffusion, immunoelectrophoresis, single radial immunodiffusion, counter current electrophoresis, rocket electrophoresis, hemagglutination, affinity chromatography, lymphocyte separation, immunofluorescence and immunocytochemistry.

Dr. Sat Bhattacharya Promotes Science through Science Parades and Science Street Festivals & Festivals

As a progressive figure in the fields of education, philanthropy and health care, Dr. Bhattacharya has successfully organized several unique global events to raise awareness of these issues and get people talking about ideas that can help lead to a safe, prosperous and healthy future.


The ‘International Harlem Science Street Fairs and Festivals’ and ‘Global Science Parades’ promote science awareness and seed development of the masses, in a unique celebration of science and culture that fully interacts with the peoples of our immediate and global communities.


The goal is to share the spirit of scientific inquiry, art, culture and the celebration of the human spirit. It is held simultaneously in several countries in continents across the time and digital divide. Such science fairs were concurrently held across several time zones and continents in - Harlem in NYC; Hopi reservation in Arizona; Monterrey in Mexico, Mere in Kenya and Calcutta in India at the same time and had it webcasted live.



Sat Bhattacharya goal is to have a science street festival and fair in an identified town/village/city in each country at the same time/same day and connect them though webcasts all over. This involvement with under-resourced neighborhoods, through both the Internship Program and the Science Street Fairs & Festivals, represents a kind of experiment aimed at stimulating the development of human capital and social entrepreneurship within them. These unique ventures are further aimed at encouraging, fostering and furthering dialogue about different health, environmental and other pertinent issues concerning the masses.