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Saikat Mukherjee, Ph.D.

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Vidyasagar College (University of Calcutta), Kolkata, IndiaB.Sc (Hons.)07/2014Zoology
Ballygunge Science College (University of Calcutta), Kolkata, IndiaM.Sc07/2016Zoology
University of Calcutta, Kolkata, IndiaPh.D06/2023Zoology
2011 - 2016
DST-INSPIRE Scholarship for higher education (SHE)
2014
Nakul Chandra Dey memorial prize (1st rank in BSc Honours)
2017 - 2023
CSIR-Junior Research Fellowship (All India Rank 26)

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I have graduated and post-graduated in Zoology (Animal sciences) from the University of Calcutta. My inquisitiveness for immunological research developed during my Master’s dissertation project. This training evoked my passion and love for the subject and for research. With the advent of my research career as a doctoral student, I started working on MDSCs. MDSCs have been a fascinating topic for me and the more I studied about it, the more I was astounded by its plausible roles in disease and infection biology. A milestone in my research career was delineating the role of MDSCs in malaria disease progression. Besides research, I have been actively involved in training the interns who joined our research team. I have enjoyed this association and the mutual sharing of ideas with young minds. I have always taken active participation in all the academic and cultural events organized in our department which has eventually instilled organizational and leadership skills in me. I am currently pursuing post-doctoral research in the intriguing field of inflammation biology and its associated Th-2 dominated immune responses.

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.