Savita Chib

I have recently joined the lab on a bridging post-doctoral fellowship. I did my masters in Biotechnology from Jammu university. I received PhD degree from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. During my PhD, I explored the genetic strategies employed by E. coli to cope with the prolonged starvation stress. My thesis title is “Investigations on the role of the global regulator H-NS in the survival of Escherichia coli in stationary -phase”.

After PhD I had a stint as a research associate on a cellular immunology project “Human T-cell responses to Japanese encephalitis virus”.  

Currently, I am setting up laboratory evolution experiments with E. coli under prolonged stationary-phase starvation. The broader research questions include: What is the spectrum of mutations that get selected in predominant nutrient stress? Is there an order in which these mutations accumulate? Are there limited/fixed route/s towards a fitness peak?  Of late, I have been interested in understanding the role of small RNA in adaptive evolution. 

One of the incentives of being in research is that you get to be a detective...“You know my method. It is founded upon the observation of trifles.”-Sherlock Holmes

Publications:

1. Chib S, Mahadevan S. Involvement of the global regulator H-NS in the survival of Escherichia coli in stationary phase. Journal of Bacteriology. 194: 5285-5293. 2012.

Contact:

You can reach me by email at chibsavita at gmail dot com




We are funded by NCBS (DAE), DST, CSIR, DBT. and UGC