International Scholar Spotlight Series - Amrita Basu
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Welcome to our International Scholar Spotlight Series!
This spotlight features Biochemistry post-doctoral researcher Amrita Basu.
Denish Khetan, from UGA’s Immigration Services, talks to Amrita about her first American cultural experiences including a s’mores bonfire, pumpkin carving, and a traditional Thanksgiving. She also shares how her experience at UGA has allowed her to be an ambassador for her own country and learn about other countries beyond the U.S.
Amrita’s study focuses on the regulation of glycosaminoglycan biosynthesis using functional genomics and genetic engineering techniques. The overall goal of her projects is to identify novel drug targets for human disorders of glycosylation.
Amrita received her M.Sc. in Applied Microbiology in 2010 at VIT University, India, and earned her Ph.D. in Ecotoxicology at RECETOX, Masaryk University (Czech Republic). During her Ph.D., Amrita also won the Erasmus Grant to work at Research Center “E. Piaggio” (Shaping Natural and Artificial Intelligence), and OTO lab at the Cisanello Hospital at Pisa, Italy. Impressively, Amrita has 8 published papers and book chapters to date and 21 presentations and posters at conferences (both first author and co-author).
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