Tridib Kumar Goswami

Tridib Kumar Goswami

Assistant Professor

MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IISc)

Biological Chemistry, Catalysis

Department of Chemistry
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014

Academic Credentials:

B.Sc. (2005, B. Borooah College, Gauhati University)

M.Sc. (2007, Gauhati University)

Ph.D. (2013, IISc Bangalore)

Post. Doc. (2013-2015, Technion, Israel)

DST INSPIRE Faculty (2015, Gauhati University)

Assistant Professor (2015 - till date, Gauhati University)

Awards and Achievements:

1. CSIR-JRF, Year: 2007

2. GATE, Year: 2007

3. Young Scientists Award (Agilent Technologies) in ASBIC-VI, Hong Kong, Year: 2012

4. PBC (Planning and Budget Commission, Israel) Postdoctoral Award, Year: 2013

5. DST-INSPIRE Faculty Award, Year: 2015


  1. Spectroscopy
  2. Bioorganic Chemistry
  3. Natural Products Chemistry
  4. Organic Synthesis
  5. Medicinal Chemistry
  6. Analytical Chemistry


  1. Metal-based antitumor and anti-microbial agents
  2. Catalysis
  3. Sensing of environmentally important ions and small molecules

Present Group Members: 

1. Atrayee Banaspati, Ph.D. Student 

B.Sc. (D. R. College, Dibrugarh University, 2013)
M.Sc. (Cotton College State University, 2015)

2. Dhananjay Das, Ph.D. Student 

B.Sc. (Arya Vidyapeeth College, Gauhati University, 2013)
M.Sc. (Gauhati University, 2015)

3. Bidisha Bora, Ph.D. Student

B.Sc. (B. Borooah College, Gauhati University, 2015)

M.Sc. (Cotton University, 2017)


4. Namisha Das, Ph.D. Student

B.Sc. (North Lakhimpur College, Dibrugarh University, 2015)

M.Sc. (North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous), Dibrugarh University, 2017)



Group Alumni:

M.Sc. Project Students:

  1. Anup Choudhury (2016)
  2. Chandan J. Choudhury (2016)
  3. Dipika Konwar (2017)
  4. Dolly Rajbongshi (2017)
  5. Tamanna Khandelia (2018)
  6. Digvijoy Choudhury (2018)
  7. Manash Pratim Choudhury (2018)
  8. Mrinmoyee Borpatra Gohain (2019) 
  9. Sobit Newar (2019) 
  10. Subrata Ghosh (2019)
  11. Mrinmoy Manash Bharali (2020)
  12. Salma Akhtara Khanam (2020)
  13. Manash Jyoti Kalita (2020)
  14. Areena Doley (2020) 






1. Targeted organometallic compounds for photodynamic destruction of cancer (DST INSPIRE faculty research grant)

2. Photoinduced anticancer activities of targeted ferrocene-conjugated 3d metal complexes (UGC-BSR start-up research grant) 


16. Banaspati, A.; Raza, M. K.; Goswami, T. K. "Ni(II) curcumin complexes for cellular imaging and photo-triggered in vitro anticancer activity", Eur. J. Med. Chem., 2020, 204, 112632.

15. Das, D.; Raza, M. K.; Goswami, T. K., “Evaluation of photochemotherapeutic potential of a few oxo-bridged dimeric Fe(III) compounds having salen-type ligands”, Polyhedron2020, 186, 114614.

14. Das, D.; Banaspati, A.; Das, N.; Bora, B.; Raza, M. K., Goswami, T. K., "Visible light-induced cytotoxicity studies on Co(II) complexes having an anthracene-based curcuminoid ligand", Dalton. Trans., 2019, 48, 12933-2942.

13. Soll, M.; Goswami, T. K.; Chen, Q. -C.; Saltsman, I.; Teo, R. D., Shahgholi, M.; Lim, P.; Bilio, A. J. D.; Cohen, S.; John, T.; Gray, H. B.; Gross, Z., “Cell-Penetrating Protein/Corrole Nanoarticles”, Scientific Reports20199, 1-11 (2294).

12. Banaspati, A.; Das, D.; Choudhury, C. J.; Bhattacharyya, A.; Goswami, T. K., “Photocytotoxic copper(II) complexes of N-salicylyl-L-tryptophan and phenanthroline bases”, J. Inorg. Biochem. 2019191, 60-68.

11. Goswami, T. K.; Gadadhar, S.; Balaji, B., Gole, B.; Karande, A. A.; Chakravarty, A. R., “Ferrocenyl-L-amino acid copper(II) complexes showing remarkable photo-induced anticancer activity in visible light”, Dalton. Trans. 201443, 11988-11999.

10. Goswami, T. K.; Gadadhar, S.; Gole, B.; Karande, A. A.; Chakravarty, A. R., “Photocytotoxicity of copper(II) complexes of curcumin and N-ferrocenylmethyl-L-amino acids”, Eur. J. Med. Chem. 201363, 800-810. 

9. Goswami, T. K.; Gadadhar, S.; Karande, A. A.; Chakravarty, A. R., “Photocytotoxic ferrocene-appended (L-tyrosine)copper(II) complexes of phenanthroline bases”, Polyhedron 2013, 52, 1287-1298. 

8. Goswami, T. K.; Gadadhar, S.; Roy, M.; Nethaji, M.;  Karande, A. A.; Chakravarty, A. R., “Ferrocene-Conjugated Copper(II) Complexes of L-Methionine and Phenanthroline Bases: Synthesis, Structure, and Photocytotoxic Activity”, Organometallics 201231, 3010-3021.

7. Hussain, A.; Gadadhar, S.; Goswami, T. K.; Karande, A. A.; Chakravarty, A. R., “Photo-induced DNA cleavage activity and remarkable photocytotoxicity of lanthanide(III) complexes of a polypyridyl ligand”, Dalton. Trans. 201241, 885-895.

6. Hussain, A.; Gadadhar, S.; Goswami, T. K.; Karande, A. A.; Chakravarty, A. R., “Photoactivated DNA cleavage and anticancer activity of pyrenyl-terpyridine lanthanide complexes”, Eur. J. Med. Chem. 201250, 319-331.

5. Maity, B.; Gadadhar, S.; Goswami, T. K.; Karande, A. A.; Chakravarty, A. R., “Photo-induced anticancer activity of polypyridyl platinum(II) complexes”, Eur. J. Med. Chem. 201257, 250-258.

4. Goswami,T. K.; Chakravarthi, B. V. S. K.; Roy, M.; Karande, A. A.; Chakravarty, A. R., “Ferrocene-Conjugated  L-Tryptophan Copper(II) Complexes of Phenanthroline Bases Showing DNA Photocleavage Activity and Cytotoxicity”, Inorg. Chem. 201150, 8452-8464.

3. Lahiri, D.; Majumdar, R.; Mallick, D.; Goswami, T. K.; Dighe, R. R.; Chakravarty, A. R., “Remarkable photocytotoxicity in hypoxic HeLa cells by a dipyridophenazine copper(II) Schiff base thiolate”, J. Inorg. Biochem. 2011105, 1086-1094.

2. Maity, B.; Gadadhar, S.; Goswami, T. K.; Karande, A. A.; Chakravarty, A. R., “Impact of metal on the DNA photocleavage activity and cytotoxicity of ferrocenyl terpyridine 3d metal complexes”, Dalton. Trans. 201140, 11904-11913.

1. Goswami, T. K.; Roy, M.; Nethaji, M.; Chakravarty, A. R., “Photoinduced DNA and Protein Cleavage Activity of Ferrocene-Appended L-Methionine Reduced Schiff Base Copper(II) Complexes of Phenanthroline Bases”, Organometallics 200928, 1992-1994.