Basudeb Maji (PI)

Basudeb is Assistant Professor of Biology at Trivedi School of Biosciences and in the Department of Chemistry.


Research interest: His research group works on microbial CRISPR-based adaptive immunity, functional genomics, and synthetic biology to address various genetic and infectious diseases.


PhD - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Postdoc - Harvard Medical School, MIT, USA

M.Sc. - Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta.

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Sadiya Tanga

Sadiya is a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry.

Research Interest: She works on organic synthesis and chemical biology of CRISPR.


M.Sc. - University Of Kashmir (Specialization in Organic Chemistry)

B.Sc. -  Chemistry, Zoology and Botany (ranked 1) Government College for Women, University of Kashmir.


Sadiya likes photography, event organization, traveling, and reading books.

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Biswadeep Ghosh Roy

Biswadeep is a Project Assistant at Trivedi School of Biosciences.

Research Interest: He is interested in studying the changes in genetic and epigenetic factors that drive the pathogenesis of complex human diseases. He is working on the chemical biology of CRISPR-Cas9 and its application in complex human diseases like in cancer towards developing precision medicines.


M.Sc. Zoology, Asutosh College, University of Calcutta

B.Sc. (Hons.) Zoology, Surendranath College, University of Calcutta.

Off-the-bench: Reading books, Drawing, Playing Tabla, Listening to music, Photography

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Ayantika Ghosh


Ayantika is a project assistant in the Department of Chemistry.


Research Interest: She works in organic synthesis and chemical biology.



M.Sc. - Jadavpur University, Kolkata (Specialization in Organic Chemistry)

B.Sc. - Jadavpur University, Kolkata (Chemistry Hons.)



Ayantika likes singing, politcal debates, watching TV series and documentaries and reading storybooks.

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Vaidehi Sharma

Vaidehi is an intern in the lab. She is currently doing her major in the field of Biological Sciences from Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi.


Research interests: She is intrigued by the working of biological systems and her interests lie in the field of oncology, neurobiology, chemical biology, and stem cell research.


Education: B.Sc. (Hons) Biological Sciences, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi


Off-the-bench: Vaidehi likes dancing, painting, playing cricket, creative writing, and reading novels.

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Ayush Mistry


Ayush is in his final year (rising) of undergraduate studies at Ashoka University pursuing Biology and ideally, Political Science as well.


Research Interest: His primary research interests involve translational oncology from the interface of ecology-evolutionary principles. More precisely, he intends to establish the conditions that mechanistically drive the differential expression of tumour cell populations with the larger aim of informing and improving strategies for therapeutic intervention.



Currently pursuing a B.Sc. (Hons.) Biology, Ashoka University, and a BA (Hons.) in Political Science if all goes well. 


Off-the-bench: Motorbiking, non-fiction literature, fitness, occasional cooking, and sleeping. 

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Ananya Kaushik

Ananya is an intern in the lab. She is currently a final year student at Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, pursuing Biological Sciences.


Research interests: She is interested in biomedical engineering and its applications for complex human diseases, especially in Cancer Biology and Neuroscience. She is particularly interested in research using Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.


Education: B.Sc. (Hons) Biological Sciences at Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi.


Off-the-bench: Ananya likes creating art, pottery, tending to house plants and listening to music.

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Priyadatha Sajan

Priyadatha is an intern in the lab. She is currently doing her major in Biology from Ashoka University.


Research Interest: She is fascinated by the way biological systems work. Her interests lie in oncology, disease biology, immunology, and chemical biology.



B.Sc. (Hons) Biology, Ashoka University


Off-the-bench: Priyadatha likes dancing, baking, reading and spending time with dogs.

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PhD candidate
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Anitha Iswari

Anitha is an Ashoka Scholar Programme (ASP) student in the batch of 2021-22.  A graduate student in the batch of 2021 from Ashoka University.

Research Interest: Expanding the CRISPR toolkits for functional genomics and gene therapy.

Education: B.Sc. in Biology with a concentration in Environmental Science from Ashoka University. 


Off-the-bench: Anitha likes doing Zumba, playing Badminton, mentoring freshers, and Volunteering in Social work. 

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PhD candidate in Chemistry

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