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Urmimala Basu, Ph.D.

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Rutgers University, NJPhD2019Biochemistry
University of Calcutta, IndiaM.Sc.2012Biophysics & Molecular Biology
St. Xavier’s College, University of Calcutta, IndiaB.Sc.2010Chemistry
2016 - 2018
Predoctoral Fellowship from American Heart Association
2018 - 2019
University and Louis Bevier Dissertation Completion Fellowship
2021 - 2023
Postdoctoral Fellowship from American Heart Association

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  1. Basu U, Bostwick AM, Das K, Dittenhafer-Reed KE, Patel SS. Structure, mechanism, and regulation of mitochondrial DNA transcription initiation. J Biol Chem. 2020 12 25; 295(52):18406-18425. PMID: 33127643.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  2. Sohn BK, Basu U, Lee SW, Cho H, Shen J, Deshpande A, Johnson LC, Das K, Patel SS, Kim H. The dynamic landscape of transcription initiation in yeast mitochondria. Nat Commun. 2020 08 27; 11(1):4281. PMID: 32855416.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  3. Bostwick AM, Moya GE, Senti ML, Basu U, Shen J, Patel SS, Dittenhafer-Reed KE. Phosphorylation of mitochondrial transcription factor B2 controls mitochondrial DNA binding and transcription. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2020 07 30; 528(3):580-585. PMID: 32505352; PMCID: PMC9161741.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  4. Basu U, Mishra N, Farooqui M, Shen J, Johnson LC, Patel SS. The C-terminal tails of the mitochondrial transcription factors Mtf1 and TFB2M are part of an autoinhibitory mechanism that regulates DNA binding. J Biol Chem. 2020 05 15; 295(20):6823-6830. PMID: 32241911.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  5. Basu U, Lee SW, Deshpande A, Shen J, Sohn BK, Cho H, Kim H, Patel SS. The C-terminal tail of the yeast mitochondrial transcription factor Mtf1 coordinates template strand alignment, DNA scrunching and timely transition into elongation. Nucleic Acids Res. 2020 03 18; 48(5):2604-2620. PMID: 31980825.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  6. Bird JG, Basu U, Kuster D, Ramachandran A, Grudzien-Nogalska E, Towheed A, Wallace DC, Kiledjian M, Temiakov D, Patel SS, Ebright RH, Nickels BE. Highly efficient 5' capping of mitochondrial RNA with NAD+ and NADH by yeast and human mitochondrial RNA polymerase. Elife. 2018 12 12; 7. PMID: 30526856.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  7. Ramachandran A, Basu U, Sultana S, Nandakumar D, Patel SS. Human mitochondrial transcription factors TFAM and TFB2M work synergistically in promoter melting during transcription initiation. Nucleic Acids Res. 2017 01 25; 45(2):861-874. PMID: 27903899; PMCID: PMC5314767.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  8. Basu P, Samaddar A, Mittal S, Basu U, Chatterjee S, Biswas J. Concordance between hybrid capture 2 results performed on cervical samples obtained before and immediately after visual inspection with acetic Acid test. Int J Prev Med. 2014 Feb; 5(2):191-5. PMID: 24627746.
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