I pursued Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology from Ramakrishna Mission
Vidyamandir, Belur Math, Kolkata.
I am broadly interested in Genetic and Phenotypic variation in prolonged
stationary phase(PSP). The paradigm which I am using to achieve this is
laboratory based long term evolution. Primarily, I am looking at one
specific variant in PSP called Small colony variant(SCV) which has Smaller
colony size as compared to its parent. This strain is found to have
greater resistance to a wide variety of stress factors as well as a
competitive advantage over their parent. We have isolated a
mutation(rpoC_A494V) likely to be causing these phenotypes and now I am
trying to probe the regulatory changes as a consequence of this mutation.