In charge

Basudeb Maji, PhD

Basudeb Maji, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ramalingaswami Fellow

Trivedi School of Biosciences

Department of Chemistry

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About the PI

Professional background in brief

Basudeb grew up with exotic green nature in a small village called Nabin Manua in West Bengal, India. He grasped the limited educational resources in the native place and then moved to the nearest city Kolkata for higher studies. He received his Bachelor's in Chemistry from Asutosh College, Kolkata, and 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 is working as an Assistant Professor of Biology in the Trivedi School of Biosciences at Ashoka University.

Academic career

Research and education

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