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Research Team

Partha Pratim Das. PhD.
Principal Investigator/Group Leader (Since March 2017)

Education:

- PhD in Molecular and Developmental Biology (Summa cum laude) (2005-2009)

Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK and University of Gottingen, Germany

 

- MSc in Molecular Biology (2002-2004)

International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Molecular Biology, Gottingen & University of Gottingen, Germany

 

- MSc in Zoology and Molecular Biology (2000-2002)

University of Pune, India

 

Previous Research Experiences:

- Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (2010-2016)

Boston Children’s Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Center, Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Prof Stuart Orkin’s Laboratory (HHMI Investigator)

http://research.danafarberbostonchildrens.org/orkin/

https://www.hhmi.org/scientists/stuart-h-orkin

 

- Graduate student (2005-2009)

Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Prof Eric Miska’s Laboratory

http://ericmiskalab.org/

 

- Research student (2003-2005)

Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany (2003-2005)

Ludger Hengst’s Laboratory

Current lab members

Pratibha Tripathi. PhD.
Research Fellow and Lab Manager (Since March 2017)

Education:

- PhD in Neuroscience and Stem Cell Biology (2004-2009)

University of Munich (LMU), Institute of Stem Cell Research, Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, Germany

 

- MSc in Zoology (2001-2003)

The University of Pune, Pune, India

 

Previous Research Experiences:

- Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate (2010-2016)

Harvard University, Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Cambridge, USA

Prof Kevin Eggan’s and Dr Joe Zhou’s Laboratories

https://www.egganlab.com/

https://hscrb.harvard.edu/res-fl-zhou

 

- PhD/Graduate Student (2004-2009)

University of Munich (LMU), Institute of Stem Cell Research, Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, Germany

Prof Magdalena Götz’s Laboratory

https://www.helmholtz-muenchen.de/isf/forschung/arbeitsgruppen/neurale-stammzellen/forschungsthemen/index.html

 

- Research Student (2003)

Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Munich, Germany (2003)

Prof. Benedikt Grothe’s Laboratory

http://www.neuro.bio.lmu.de/members/systems_neuro_grothe/grothe_b/index.html

Yogesh Kumar. PhD.


Computational Biologist (Since June 2018)

Education:

- PhD in Cancer Genomics (2012-2016)


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 

- MSc in Bioinformatics (2006-2008)


Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India

 

Previous Research Experiences:

- Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2018)

Purdue University, USA


Dr Peristersa
Paschou’s lab

https://www.bio.purdue.edu/lab/paschou/people.html

 

- Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-2017)

McGill University, Canada

Dr Tomi Pastinen’s lab

http://www.mcgillgenomecentre.org/tomi-pastinen/

 

- PhD/Graduate Student (2012-2016)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Prof Hong Xue’s Laboratory

https://life-sci.ust.hk/faculty/Prof.H.Xue/

 

- Bioinformatician (2010-2011)

Department of Chemistry Dayanand Sagar University, Bangalore

Prof Anand Solomon’s Laboratory

https://www.dsu.edu.in/dr-k-anandsolomon

 

- Bioinformatics Trainee (2010-2010) 

Merriman Lab, New Zealand

https://www.otago.ac.nz/biochemistry/people/profile/index.html?id=216

Majid Mehravar. MSc.

PhD student (Since July 2018)

Education:

- MSc in Molecular Genetics (2011-2013)

Faculty of Biological Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran 


 

- BSc in Zoology (2006-2010)

Faculty of Basic Sciences, University of Golestan, Gorgan, Iran 


 

Previous Research Experiences:

- Research Scientist at the Department of Molecular Biology (2014-2016)

CinnaGen Pharmaceutical Company, Iran

 

- Research Assistant (2012-2013)

Department of Genetics, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

Michael Bullen. BSc.

PhD student (Since Jan 2019)

Education:

- BSc in Genetics (Major) and Molecular Biology (minor) (2014-2018)

Monash University, Australia

 

Research Experiences:

- Honours Project (March 2018- Dec 2018)

BDI, Monash University, Australia

Dr Partha Das’s Laboratory

Varun Pandey. MSc.

PhD student (Since Jan 2019)

Education:

- MSc in Neuroscience (2006-2008)

Jiwaji University, Gwalior, India

 

- BSc in Biology (2002-2005)

Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India

 

Previous Research Experiences:

- Occupational Trainee (Sep 2017- Dec 2017)
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Dr Victor Anggono's lab (Synaptic Neurobiology Lab)
https://www.anggonolab.org/

 

- Research Assistant (2012-2017)

Biological Chemistry Department, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Dr Sebastian Kadener's lab (Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and RNA metabolism)
http://kadenerlab.huji.ac.il/

http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/faculty/kadener.html

- Research Assistant (2009-2012)

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Dhaval Hathiwala.

MSc student (Since July 2019)

Education:

- MSc in Biomedical and Health Science (2018-2020...ongoing)

Monash University, Australia

 

- Masters in Pharmacy. PharmD. (2010-2016)

NET Pharmacy College (Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India)

 

Research Experiences:

- Master thesis Project (July 2019- March 2020)

BDI, Monash University, Australia

Dr Partha Das’s Laboratory

Former lab members

Muholan Kanapathy. MD. PhD.

Visiting Research Fellow (June 2008-Dec 2018)

Endeavour Scholarship Recipient

Education:

- PhD in Plastic Surgery (2014-2017)

University College London, UK

 

- Membership of The Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) (2015)

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburg, Scotland

 

- MSc in Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2013-2014)

University College London, UK

 

- Doctor of Medicine (MD) (2006-2011)

National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

Previous Research Experiences:

- Doctoral Research Fellow (2014-2017)

Division of Surgery and Interventional Science

Centre for Cardiovascular Interventional Research (CAVIA)

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/surgery/research/tissue-and-energy/centre-cardiovascular-interventional-research-caviar

 

- Visiting Doctoral Research Fellow (2014)

Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, 2014. 

Prof David Becker’s Laboratory

http://www.lkcmedicine.ntu.edu.sg/aboutus/Faculty-and-Staff/Pages/David-Becker.aspx

 

- Graduate Research Student (2013-2014)

Division of Surgery and Interventional Science,

Nanotechnology and Tissue Engineering Laboratory

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/surgery/courses/postgraduate/pg-taught/msc-burns