Contact Information
Saswati Chatterjee, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Virology

Professional Experience

  • 1997, Associate Professor, Department of Virology, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 1992, Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Pediatrics, City of Hope and Division of Molecular Genetics, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 1990, Assistant Professor and Visiting Scientist, Division of Molecular Virology & Immunology, Department of Microbiology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Rockville, MD
  • Post-doctoral research, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, NIAID, NIH
  • Post-doctoral research, Laboratory of Genetics, NCI, NIH
  • Post-doctoral research, Transplantation Biology Section, Immunology Branch, NCI, NIH, Bethesda, MD


  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada, B.Sc., Cell & Molecular Biology
  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Ph.D., Immunology


  • Fogarty NIH Visiting Fellowship
  • Mayo Foundation Fellowship
  • Medical Research Council Post Doctoral Fellowship
  • McGill University Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Award
  • Arthur W. Ham Graduate Student Award - Canadian Federation of Biological Societies
  • J.W. McConnell Scholarship in Science & Engineering, McGill University

  • Member Gene Therapy & Inborn Errors Review Group
  • Member, Editorial Board, Human Gene Therapy
  • McGill University Dean's Honors' list


  • Chatterjee S, Johnson PR and Wong KK: Dual target inhibition of HIV-1 in vitro with an adeno-associated virus-based antisense vector. Science, 258:1485-1488, 1992.
  • Podsakoff GM, Wong KK and Chatterjee S : Stable and efficient gene transfer into non-dividing cells by adeno-associated virus-based vectors. J. Virol. 68:5656-5666, 1994.
  • Fisher-Adams G, Wong KK, Podsakoff GM, Forman S and Chatterjee S : Integration of adeno-associated virus vector genomes in human CD34 cells following transduction. Blood, 88:492-504,1996.
  • Chatterjee S, Li W, Wong C, Lu D, Fisher-Adams G, Guha M, Macer J, Forman S & Wong KK. Transduction of primitive human marrow and cord blood-derived hematopoietic progenitor cells with adeno-associated virus vector. Blood. 93:1882-1894, 1999.
  • Sun J, Krouse RS, Forman SJ, Senitzer D, Sniecinski I, Chatterjee S and Wong KK. Immunogenicity of a p210BCR-ABL fusion domain candidate DNA vaccine targeted to dendritic cells by an rAAV vector in vitro. Cancer Research, 62: 3175-3183,2002.
  • Sun J, Senitzer D, Forman SJ, Chatterjee S and K.K. Wong Jr. Identification of New MHC Restriction Elements for Presentation of the p210BCR-ABL Fusion Region to Human Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes. Cancer Immunol Immunother.; 52(12): 761-70. Dec 2003 Epub 2003 Oct 17.
  • Wong, KK, Chatterjee, S. Vaccine Development for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. Lancet, 365. 2005
  • Li, XJ, Chyu, KY, Dimayuga P, Yano J, Ferreira C, Ji A, Wang L, Cercek B, Chatterjee S, Shah PK. One single IM injection of recombinant adeno-associated virus encoding ApoA-I-Mllano gene reduces aortic atherosclerosis and modulates the inflammatory phenotype of vein graft lesions in ApoE(-/-) mice. Circulation. 112:U163-U164, 2005.
  • Santat L, Paz H, Wong C, Li LJ, Macer J, Forman S, Wong KK, Chatterjee S. Recombinant AAV2 transduction of primitive human hematopoietic stem cells capable of serial engraftment in immune-deficient mice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 102:11053-11058, 2005.


  • City of Hope - Main Campus (Duarte)
    1500 East Duarte Road
    Duarte, CA 91010