Dr. Sharmistha Banerjee

Dr. Sharmistha BanerjeeShe received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 2005 from University of Hyderabad. She worked at Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, India, and later continued her postdoctoral studies at the Laboratory of Transcriptional Biology on mechanisms of Rho-dependent termination in E.coli. She worked briefly at Molecular Cardiology Unit, Lerner Research Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA on role of integrins in prostate cancer metastasis.

She is the recipient of Young Scientist Award 2005 from the Indian National Science Academy, BioAsia Innovation Award 2008 from Bio Asia – The Global Bio Business Forum and Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award 2011 from Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India.

Currently as an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences, she primarily teaches Immunology and Enzymology along with various topics on Infectious diseases.<