Shantu Dey, BSc
Research Fellow & MS Student
Miss Shantu Dey has completed her four years of undergraduate courses major in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from University of Chittagong, Bangladesh & is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree from same department. During this running courses, she has found interest in the molecular mechanisms that define cancer cells and how these can be exploited therapeutically. Her motivation for being a cancer researcher led her to start her research career at Laboratory of Eukaryotic Gene Expression and Function, CU in April 2019, prior to receiving her BSc degree. Soon she got opportunities to learn the basic molecular biology techniques and was gradually involved in various cancer related projects provided by the Lab. Under the supervision of Sir Rajib Kumar Shil, Miss Shantu Dey is very much expectant to complete her thesis project focusing on the alteration of Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) expression in a luminal A breast cancer cell line (MCF-7) treated with chemotherapeutic compounds. She is hopeful that her project will contribute to establish a fine correlation between disease diagnosis and various treatment options.
Along with her lab activities she participated in several Journal Club presentations on numerous topics such as Immunology, Neuroscience, Oncology, Developmental Biology. She also participated in TCGA Conference on December 3-5, 2020 & multiple Covid-19 workshops.