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RNA Biology Lab

Dr. Debojyoti Chakraborty heads the RNA Biology Lab at CSIR - Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology where he currently holds a Principal Scientist position.

He completed his Master in Molecular Biology from West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata. He then did his PhD from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics in Dresden under Frank Buchholz. Following a post-doctoral stint at the Medical Faculty in TU Dresden, he returned to India to set up his own lab at IGIB. Dr. Chakraborty has been awarded the CSIR Young Scientist Award (2020) and became one of the 30 EMBO Young Investigators (2020).

Besides his academic interests, Dr. Chakraborty is an acclaimed sitarist and has performed widely in India and abroad (

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Debojyoti Chakraborty

Principal Scientist

Meet The Team

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Lalit Parkash

Lab Manager


Poorti Kathpalia

Project Scientist I


Jaya Gandhi

Project Scientist I

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Pallabi Bhattacharyya

Post-Doctoral Researcher

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Riya Rauthan

Ph. D candidate

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Meghali Aich

Ph. D candidate

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Saumya Sharma

Ph. D candidate

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Mayank Bansal

Ph. D candidate

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Sundaram Acharya

Ph. D candidate

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Rhythm Phutela

Ph. D candidate

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Prabhleen Kaur

Ph. D candidate


Sajal Sarkar

Ph. D candidate


Arushi Goel

Ph. D candidate


Abdul Rahman

Project Associate I


Kanikah Mehndiratta

Project Associate I


Prosad Kumar Das

Project Associate I


Shubham Rana

Project Associate I


Harshit Bhardwaj

Lab Assistant


C. Afzal 

Project Associate I

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Mahima Dey

Project Associate I

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Vishal Bharti

Project Associate I


Nimisha Rawat


Lab Alumni

Manoj Kumar


Asgar Hussain Ansari, PhD Scholar, 

Currently at Vindhya Data Science, U.S

Sameer Dixit, Project Scientist I

Currently at Cornell University, U.S

Ashish Sharma, Post-Doctoral Fellow,

Currently at Bayer, U.S

Sidak Minocha, Project Associate

Currently at University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Sneha Gulati, Post-Doctoral Fellow,

Jayram M., Project Fellow,

Shalini Roy Chowdhary, Post-Doctoral Fellow,

Currently at Medness

Sunaina Singh Rajput, Post-Doctoral Fellow,

Currently at Aurigene Discovery Technologies

Deepanjan Paul, Post-Doctoral Fellow,

Currently at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA

Mohd. Azhar, PhD Scholar

Currently at TATA Medical and Diagnostics Ltd

Namrata Sharma, Project Fellow,

Currently at Centre for Sustainable Agriculture

Smita Nahar, Phd Scholar,

Currently at Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI) in Basel

Arpit Mishra, Post-Doctoral Fellow,

Currently at University of Washington U.S

Nanda Kumar, Project Fellow,

Currently at FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, Milano

Shivaksh Ahluwalia, Senior Project Fellow,

Currently at IIT Delhi

Last Updated- Dec' 22


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