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RNA Biology Lab

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

He finished his Masters in Molecular Biology from West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata and completed his PhD from 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 setup his own lab at IGIB.

Dr. Chakraborty has been awarded 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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Meet The Team

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Debojyoti Chakraborty

Principal Scientist


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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Manoj Kumar

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

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Lalit Prakash

Lab Manager


Harshit Bhardwaj

Lab Assistant

Lab Alumni

Asgar Hussain Ansari, PhD Scholar

Sameer Dixit, Project Scientist I

Currently at Cornell University, U.S

Ashish Sharma, Post-Doctoral Fellow,

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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