Sugopa Sengupta

Assistant Professor

I have always been interested in understanding the fundamental cellular processes at the molecular level. Groups of interacting proteins form the basis for the molecular machines that carry out fundamental processes such as DNA replication, transcription, translation etc. An initial understanding of how most biological processes work, therefore, can be gained by knowing how the various proteins interact with each other.  We take a combinatorial approach involving biochemical, biophysical and cell biology techniques to address these questions.

Ongoing projects in my group:

  1. Understanding the molecular architecture of the eukaryotic replisome using budding yeast as a model system
  2. Understanding the significance of Topoisomerase modulatory proteins in E. coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
  3. Studying engineered nanomaterial toxicity and its impact on DNA replication process in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Research Funding:

  • DBT-BioCARE (2014-2017, BT/ BioCARE /01/10021/201314)
  • SERB-CRG (2024-2027, CRG/2023/004010)
  •  FRPDF, Presidency University Kolkata
  •  DBT-BUILDER grant to the Department of Life Sciences, P.U.


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West Bengal, India

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