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The Team

Who We Are

Sudarshan Gadadhar

Principal Investigator

Postdoc, Institut Curie, Paris 

PhD., Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 

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I trained as a biochemist and cell biologist during my PhD in Prof. Anjali Karande's lab at the Indian Institute of Science, working on developing immunotoxins for targeted cancer therapy. I then moved to Institut Curie for my postdoctoral research in Prof. Carsten Janke's lab where I studied the role of tubulin posttranslational modifications in regulating motile cilia and flagella in mammals. I continue to understand the tubulin code and its impact on mammalian cilia and flagella. 

Work aside, I am an amateur photographer, with a penchant for music.  

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Anwesha Bhattacharjya

Graduate student

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Gaurav Samuel

Postdoctoral fellow

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I completed my Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Hons) in Microbiology from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and my Master’s in Biotechnology from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. As a part of master’s dissertation, I worked on investigating the cytoprotective roles of Antioxidants on hyperglycemic HEK 293 cells under the guidance of Dr. Ilora Ghosh at the School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.


Post my M.Sc. I worked as a Junior Research Fellow at an Apicomplexan biology lab at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India under the supervision of Dr. Sudipta Das and I worked on understanding the role of Ribosomal stalk protein P2 in maintaining the asymmetry of nuclear division in Plasmodium falciparum.


As a graduate student in Dr. Sudarshan Gadadhar’s lab, I am trying to understand the role of tubulin glycylation in regulating wound healing responses in skin.


Besides academia, I love reading and I have a real passion for baking as well! In my spare time you can find me with a book in my hand, sampling desserts at various bakeries all over Bangalore!

Sucheta Dey

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I completed my Master's in Biotechnology from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata. My dissertation thesis in Prof. Debashis Mukhopadhyay's lab at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata focussed on the Functional Classification of Long Non-Coding RNAs associated with Huntington's Disorder. As a graduate student in Dr. Sudarshan Gadadhar's lab at inStem, I am focussing to understand the importance of tubulin posttranslational modification, glycylation, in regulating structure-functions of mammalian cilia and flagella. 

Apart from academia, I am a professional Bharatnatyam dancer (You can find me dancing anytime, anywhere!) I also love reading classics and have an affinity for writing!

I completed  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Honours) in Microbiology from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata and Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Biophysics and Molecular Biology from University of Calcutta. My Masters' dissertation thesis in Dr. Sumita Sengupta's lab at the Department of Biophysics, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Calcutta, I investigated the role of micro-RNAs in the regulation of autophagy initiation in breast cancer cell line. As a graduate student in Dr. Sudarshan Gadadhar's lab at inStem I am interested in determining how tubulin glutamylation regulates molecular processes in mammalian cilia and establish mechanistic links between perturbed tubulin glutamylation, cilia functions and specific human disorders.

Apart from science, I find my peace in singing and listening to good music. I am often found humming the tunes of my favourite songs while working in the lab. I also love to engage myself in doodling, sketching and watching crime thrillers

Sanjana Mullick

Graduate student

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Manish Poojary

Prajwal B Koushik

Srilakshmi Ranjith

Shravani Joshi

Navakansha Kaur

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