Shantu Dey, BSc
Research Fellow & MS Student
Miss Shantu Dey has an educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from University of Chittagong in Bangladesh & is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree from same department. She started her research career in April, 2019 with Eukaryotic Gene Expression & Function (EuGEF) Research Group, prior to receiving her BSc degree. Her enthusiasm for research initiated after having the knowledge on molecular mechanisms that define cancer cells and she wonders how these can be exploited therapeutically. Therefore, she is involved in numerous projects including Breast Cancer, Head & Neck cancer, Circulating Tumor Cells etc. Under the supervision of Sir Rajib Kumar Shil, Miss Shantu Dey is very much expectant to complete her thesis project focusing on Genetic Alteration in Luminal A Breast Cancer Cell Line (MCF-7) which may contribute to establish a fine correlation between disease diagnosis and various treatment options. She has been awarded NST Fellowship 2020 provided by Bangladesh Govt for her research project. However, currently she is working on Biochemical Parameters Investigation & Cytokine Profiling of COVID-19 patients.
Although her research interest is rooted within Cancer & Oncology; now it crosses the fields of Neuroscience, Immunology, Developmental Biology after she performed numerous Journal Club presentations on those subjects. She also participated in TCGA Conference on December 3-5, 2020 & multiple Covid-19 workshops.
She is skilled in Basic Molecular Biology Techniques (DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, cDNA synthesis, Gel Electrophoresis, RT PCR) & Mammalian Cell Culture. In addition, she extended her skill on various Bioinformatic Tools for Statistical Analysis & Data Exploration.