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  Email:   ma1

 Present Position:  Associate Professor

 Highest educational Qualification:  Ph.D.


Curriculum Vitae :


Year                       Degree                 University

2007                       Ph.D                    Indian Institute of Chemical Biology/Jadavpur University

2001                       M.Sc                    Banaras Hindu University

1999                       B.Sc                     University of Calcutta


Professional Appointments

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Biological Sciences and Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases, University of Alberta, Canada (March 2011-November 2011)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Alberta, Canada (May 2007-February 2011)


Professional Memberships

  1. Life member of Indian Society of Human Genetics (ISHG)
  2. Life member of Society of Biological Chemists (India)
  3. Life member of Calcutta Consortium of Human Genetics (CCHuGe)
  4. Member, Association of Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  5. Member,  Indian Eye Research Group India Chapter-ARVO
  6. Past member, American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
  7. Member, American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  8. Member, International Society of Eye Research (ISER)


Awards/Honors :


Year Award

Travel award from Team to Prevent Blindness at the University of Alberta to attend the Translational Glaucoma Meeting.


Travel award from the International Society of Eye Research (ISER) for oral presentation in Young Investigator category.


Travel award from the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)


Travel award from the organizers of Asia-ARVO 2009.


Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) and awarded research fellowship from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India.


94.2 percentile score in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), India.



Invited/Special lectures

Selected presentations:

September, 2012:

Calcutta Consortium of Human Genetics. Title of talk: Regulatory network of biomolecules involved in complex diseases of the visual system

November, 2011: 

Neuron-Glia Interaction Unit, National Eye Institute, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, USA. Title of talk: A complex regulatory network of transcription factors critical for ocular development and diseases.

July, 2010:

Biennial meeting of International Society for Eye Research (ISER), Montreal, Canada, Young Investigator presentation. Title of talk: PRKC Apoptosis WT1 Regulator (PAWR) protein interacts with transcription factors involved in development of the eye.

March, 2010:                     

Genetics Unit, Department of Biological Sciences at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Title of talk: Complex regulatory network of transcription factors and interacting proteins involved in Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome

May, 2009:                         

Annual meeting of Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. Title of talk: Human PAWR is a novel PITX2-interacting protein that regulates PITX2 transcriptional activity in ocular cells

Past Major Projects

  • Identification and characterization novel interacting protein/s for PITX2 transcription factor.
  • Understanding the regulatory network of FOXC1 and PITX2 transcription factors involved in Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome and glaucoma.
  • Investigating the mechanism of interaction between prion protein (PrPc) and amyloid precursor protein (APP) from the perspective of their involvement in the pathways leading to neuronal cell death.