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     Sarmistha Talukdar

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - Biotechnology
Supervisor(s)  Professor S. C. Kundu
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2007 :: In progress
AddressCell and Molecular Biology Lab, Dept. of Biotechnology, I.I.T. Kharagpur, Kharagpur-721302
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
M.Sc.Calcutta UniversityBotany2007
B.Sc.Calcutta UniversityBotany2005
12Indian School Certificate (ISC)Science2002
10Indian Council of Secondary Education (ICSE)Science2000

Research Areas
  • In vitro tumor modeling
  • Human stem cell engineering
  • Cartilage tissue engineering

  • Fabrication of 3D Porous Scaffolds and Films
  • Basic Cell Culture and Maintenance (Primary and Secondary Cell Cultures)
  • Cell viability and proliferation studies
  • Fluorescence, Confocal, Atomic force and Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Biochemical studies (Zymography, ECM, DNA content and Glucose Metabolism Assays)
  • Immunohistochemistry, Immunostaining, Western Blotting, ELISA
  • Chromatographic techniques (TLC, Ion exchange, Gel filtration, Affinity)
  • Molecular Biology techniques (DNA and RNA isolation,expression studies by RT-PCR)

  • Gold Medalist in Botany- Calcutta University, 2007
  • Qualified GATE, 2007
  • Institute travel grant, 2011, IIT Kharagpur

  • Visiting researcher to University of California, San Diego, USA (June 2009 -August 2009)
  • Visiting researcher to Tufts University, Boston, USA (September 2009
  • Assisted in hands-on training and event management of the Workshop on Bioinformatics in Genomics and Proteomics(2007-09) Department of Biotechnology, IITKGP
  • Assisted in the event management of BTEB 2009,Department of Biotechnology, IITKGP

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Junior Research Fellowship from Department of Science and Technology (DST), India (2007-2009)
  • Senior Research Fellowship from Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India 2009- till date
  • Research Fellowship Supported by Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) (June 2009-September 2009)

Papers Published in Journals
  • A Non-Mulberry Silk Fibroin Protein Based 3D In Vitro Tumor Model for Evaluation of Anticancer Drug Activity by Talukdar S, Kundu S.C. Advanced functional materials 00 (2012)
  • Non-mulberry Silk Biopolymers. by Kundu SC, Kundu B, Talukdar S, Bano S, Nayak S, Kundu J, Mandal BB, Bhardwaj N, Botlagunta M, Dash BC, Acharya C, Ghosh AK. Biopolymers 00 (2012)
  • Silk protein fibroin from Antheraea mylitta for cardiac tissue engineering by Patra C, Talukdar S, Novoyatleva T, Velagal SR,Muhlfeld C et al Biomaterials 00 (2012)
  • Potential of 2D cross-linked sericin membranes with improved biostability for skin tissue engineering by Nayak, S, S. Talukdar and S. C. Kundu Cell and Tissue Research 00 (2012)
  • Effect of initial cell seeding density on 3D-engineered silk fibroin scaffolds for articular cartilage tissue engineering. by Sarmistha S Talukdar, Quynhhoa T QT Nguyen, Albert C AC Chen, Robert L RL Sah and Subhas C SC Kundu Biomaterials 32, 8927-37 (2011)
  • Engineered silk fibroin protein 3D matrices for in vitro tumor model. by Talukdar S, Mandal M, Hutmacher DW, Russell PJ, Soekmadji C, Kundu SC. Biomaterials. 32, 2149-59 (2011)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • A SILK BASED IN VITRO TUMOR MODEL UTILIZING PERFUSION BIOREACTOR by Sarmistha Talukdar, Jose Gilbert, S. C. Kundu International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 00 (2011)
  • INTERACTION OF METASTATIC CANCER CELLS WITH OSTEOBLASTS IN ENGINEERED SILK 3-D MATRIX by Sarmistha Talukdar and Subhas C. Kundu Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, Singapore 00 (2011)
  • Silk fibroin protein based 3D in vitro tumour model for evaluation of anticancer activity by Sarmistha Talukdar, Mahitosh Mandal and Subhas C Kundu International Confrence on Stem Cells and Cancer OP-27, 42 (2010)
  • Non- mulberry Silk Proteins Advanced Natural Biomaterial for Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery by S. C. Kundu, C. Acharya, R. Dash, B. B Mandal, Kundu, J. N. Bhardwaj, S. Nayak, S. Talukdar, M. Dewan and B. Kundu Second TERMIS World Congress August 31-September 03, Seoul, Republic of Korea 33 (2009)
  • Evaluation of fibroin matrix for in vitro growth of breast cancer cell lines by Sarmistha Talukdar, Mahitosh Mandal and Subhas C. Kundu International conference on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering for Biotechnological Applications (BTEB 2008), IIT Kharagpur, India, November 22-24) 41 (2008)

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