I’m a cell biologist interested in protein homeostasis and cellular quality control pathways, and their impairment during extraneous stress, disease and aging. Currently as a postdoctoral fellow at Calico Life Sciences, I use C. elegans to study how germ cells tackle protein quality control during maturation to ensure a healthy proteome required for germline immortality. During my PhD training at Indian Institute of Science, I studied mitochondrial protein import and folding in maintenance of organelle function and homeostasis, and in context of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease.
Outside of research, I enjoy engaging in science outreach with the overall goal of promoting science and technology education and supporting professional careers in STEM fields. I actively volunteer for organizations including Women in Bio (Membership Committee Chair, San Francisco chapter), The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB Ambassador) and Science Buddies (Expert, ‘Ask an Expert’ Program). At preLights, I’m excited to be a voice for ECRs and contribute my part to open and accessible science.
Parental genome unification is highly erroneous in mammalian embryos
FUS gene is dual-coding with both proteins united in FUS-mediated toxicity
Yeast FIT2 homolog is necessary to maintain cellular proteostasis by regulating lipid homeostasis
Small molecules for modulating protein driven liquid-liquid phase separation in treating neurodegenerative disease
Cross-kingdom recognition of bacterial small RNAs induces transgenerational pathogenic avoidance
ASCB | EMBO Cell Bio *virtual* 2020
Preprints + open discussions related to work presented at Cell Bio 2020 in December
|List by||Dey Lab et al.|
Preprints recently presented at the virtual Allied Genetics Conference, April 22-26, 2020. #TAGC20
|List by||Maiko Kitaoka et al.|
ASCB EMBO Annual Meeting 2019
A collection of preprints presented at the 2019 ASCB EMBO Meeting in Washington, DC (December 7-11)
|List by||Madhuja Samaddar et al.|