Paramita Saha

Assistant Professor

I am a Cell and Molecular Biologist working on the signal transduction mechanism of the evolutionarily conserved cellular process of autophagy in conjunction with the hyaladherin named, Hyaluronan-binding protein 1 (HABP1/p32/gC1qR). 

My Doctoral and initial Post-Doctoral studies focussed towards unraveling the cellular dynamics of HABP1, the multifunctional human protein identified by our lab and implicated in several cellular functions and diseases; in cancer progression and metastasis.  These work helped towards proving, that the elevated expression of HABP1 undoubtedly leads to enhanced HA synthesis, HA cable formation modifying the tumor potency in HepG2 cells. From my work on autophagy in the fibroblasts and hepatocarcinoma cell lines, I was able to establish a link between ectopic expression of HABP1, ROS generation and the homeostatic mechanism of autophagy, which is an associated phenomena during cancer progression.


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West Bengal, India

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