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Bidhan Bandyopadhyay Bidhan Bandyopadhyay
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine

Office Phone: 202-741-2233
Email: Email
Department: Medicine


  • BS, University of Calcutta, 1988
  • MS, University of Calcutta, 1990
  • PhD, University of Calcutta, 1998


Dr. Bidhan C. Bandyopadhyay is an adjunct Associate Professor of medicine in the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension at the George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He is a Senior Investigator & Chief of Calcium Signaling Laboratory, and Director of Imaging Core Laboratories at the Washington DC VA Medical Center (DCVAMC). He is also an Associate Professor (Research) at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University of America.

Dr. Bandyopadhyay received his BSc (Hons) & MSc in Physiology and PhD in Biochemistry from University of Calcutta, India. He has postdoctoral trainings in Pharmacology from Georgetown University and Molecular Biology from University of Maryland. He also trained as Fogarty International Research Scientist at NIH Intramural Research Program and received an Award from the Director of NIDCR. Dr. Bandyopadhyay is the recipient of Joseph M. Krainin, M.D. Memorial Young Investigator Award from NKF/ He has been elected as the Board of Director, Institute for Clinical Research and received several outstanding work-site supervisor Awards from DCVAMC. He is the vice-chair of DCVAMC R & D subcommittee and member (voting) of R & D committee and regularly serving as member and co-chair in several NIH study sections.

Dr. Bandyopdhyay’s laboratory is dedicated to bench-bedside preclinical and translational research in collaboration with several GWU investigators to foster Ca2+ signaling research in medicine, which adds a new dimension to our research program. Besides his innovative career transition research program helped many students, postbacs. and residents for professional studies (PhD/MD/DDS/PharmD) as many of them are now either engaged in medical practice or working as independent scientist/faculty within US and abroad.

As a creative and passionate Scientist/Professor Dr. Bandyopdhyay is dedicated to bench-bedside preclinical and translational research to developed research and educational program in Molecular Medicine and Biomedical Engineering simulating pathological mechanisms using genetic, pharmacological, and translational approaches to solve the problems in Biomedicine. As PI, Dr. Bandyopadhyay is currently funded with investigator-initiated NIH R01 grant from NIDDK to study mechanism of calcium nephrolithiasis in animal model and an R21 grant from NIBIB to study Lab-on-a-Chip model of kidney and cardiovascular diseases. Recently, he received additional funding from the NIH ORWH, looking at the sex/gender difference mechanism in kidney stone formation. Many of his seminal research contributions and news making discoveries are published in top-notch journals viz JBC, RSC, Cell press and Nature journals, which were cited by 376 – 54 articles (i10-index 27).

Expertise and research interests

G-protein coupled receptor regulated Ca2+ transport via TRP channels in kidney, lung and salivary gland. 3D microfluidics to reach a new level of understanding on biological crystallization including vascular calcification. Preclinical study to develop strategy to restore function for patients with CKD and COPD.


Lab Website


  • Renal Diseases and Hypertension


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