Pediatric technology development in collaboration with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Department of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh
Modeling alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency disease in immunocompromised mice transplanted with human hepatocytes; drug discovery studies in induced pluripotent stem cell derived hepatocytes.
PhD, Biochemistry, Bose Institute, Calcutta, India 2009
MS, Biochemistry, University of Calcutta, India, 2002
BS, Chemistry, Sambalpur University, India, 2000
Research Associate, Department of Surgery
Led independent studies on molecular modeling of alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency disease in immunocompromised mice by repopulating their livers with human hepatocytes and treatment with human specific AAV virus expressing the mutant allele of alpha-1 antitrypsin.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Pediatrics-Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Successfully led and completed research projects on molecular signaling pathways implicated in inflammatory bowel disease and intra-hepatic Cholestasic disease.
Studied Cell death signaling pathways in acetaminophen induced liver damage.
Contributing member of an international research group to identify and develop a vaccine for a virulent strain of cholera virus that was later submitted to World Health Organization (WHO).
Commercial Translation Architect
Help University of Pittsburgh investigators reach their commercial translational goals by facilitating and aligning shared incentives, solution scopes and resources between Pitt and industry.
University of Pittsburgh Technology Transfer Office (Innovation Institute), Pittsburgh, PA
Licensing Associate Intern
Pittsburgh Life Science Greenhouse, Pittsburgh, PA
Market Research Analyst Intern