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In charge

Basudeb Maji, PhD

Basudeb Maji, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Ramalingaswami Fellow
Division of Molecular Medicine
Office # 425
Bose Institute, Kolkata

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About the PI

Professional background in brief

Basudeb received his Bachelor's in Chemistry from Asutosh College, Kolkata, and a Master's in Organic Chemistry from Scottish Church College under the University of Calcutta. He received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Subsequently, he moved to Harvard Medical School for postdoctoral research. At the same time, he worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Since December 2020, he has worked as an Assistant Professor of Biology at the Trivedi School of Biosciences at Ashoka University. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine at Bose Institute, Kolkata.

Academic career

Research and education


Assistant Professor

2022-      Department of Molecular Medicine, Bose Institute

2020-22   Trivedi School of Biosciences, Ashoka University

                Department of Chemistry, Ashoka University

Postdoctoral Fellow

2015-20   Harvard Medical School

                Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

                Brigham and Women's Hospital

2016-17   Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyDepartment of Chemistry

Research Associate

2013-15   Indian Institute of Science


2008-13   Indian Institute of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry


2006-08   Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta


2003-06   Asutosh College, University of Calcutta

Awards and Recognition


Invited Speaker at Nature Chemical Biology conference

New York University, NY, USA


Top 10 Retreat poster of the year 2017

Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA, USA


Partners Innovation Discovery Award

Brigham and Women's Hospital, MA, USA


Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Chemistry, MIT, MA, USA.


Broad Next10 Research grant

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, MA, USA.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Harvard Medical School, MA, USA.


Junior and Senior Research Associate


Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.


Junior and Senior Research Fellowship, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Lectureship


Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.


Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship

Foundation for Academic Excellence and Access (FAEA), New Delhi, India.


Recipient of Jindal Trust Scholarships


Undergraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship

Foundation for Academic Excellence and Access (FAEA), New Delhi, India.

Invited talks and conferences

August 15th, 2021

Time Traveling with CRISPR: From Bacteria to Bedside, IISER Berhampur

Nov 11, 2020

Modular CRISPR in Genome-engineering, Ashoka University, India


Oct 29th, 2020

 2020 Nobel Prize Special Colloquium Series, Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India


Aug 25, 2018

Genome Engineering: The CRISPR/Cas Revolution, (Cold Spring Harbor

Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA


Aug 13, 2018

NYU Nature Chemical Biology conference, NY, USA


Dec 18-19, 2017

13th Annual Broad Institute Scientific Retreat, Cambridge, MA, USA

May 7-9, 2017

Genome Engineering 5.0, Cambridge, MA, USA


August 17-19, 2016

Genome Engineering: The CRISPR/Cas Revolution (Cold Spring Harbor

Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA


May 6-7, 2015

Genome Engineering 4.0, Cambridge, MA, USA


February 6-8, 2014

International Conference on Chemical Biology: Disease Mechanism and Therapeutics (ICCB-2014), IICT, Hyderabad, India


October 1-12, 2012

Proceedings of ACS in India: Symposium, India


November 20-22, 2008

Current Trends in Organic Chemistry, Dept. of Organic Chemistry, Indian

Institute of Science, Bangalore, India


December 13-16, 2008

IISc-Centenary Conference, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

A Proud Alumnus of the Great Schools

Some memorable moments along the way

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