Gitanjali Roy

Research Associate

Joined the IBRI in March 2021

Gitanjali Roy

Gitanjali Roy works with Michael Kalwat, PhD, to research the molecular mechanisms of secretory cells using genetic and pharmacological tools. Roy has nine years of experience in quality assurance with Dabur India limited, a reputed healthcare company in India where she was responsible for the analytical and microbiological lab and was also handling the regulatory audits.

Prior to arriving at the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI), she graduated with a master’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology in January 2021 from the Indiana University School of Medicine, where her research area was Bioinformatic Analysis of Phosphoproteome of Triple Negative Breast Cancer cells under supervision of Amber Mosley, PhD. She worked with different data analysis software for mass spectrometry proteomics datasets investigating the changes in cellular signaling in response to phosphorylation.  

She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology, specializing in plant sciences, from University of Calcutta in 2007 and Master of Science in Genetics and Molecular Biology from University of Calcutta in 2009. She enjoys relaxing after work with a paintbrush, canvas and palette of colors. She also enjoys exploring the National Parks of the USA by hiking and practices “kathak,” a classical dance form from India.

Areas of Expertise

  • Coding (R, linux, python, bioconductor)
  • DNA/RNA extraction
  • Gas chromatography (GC)
  • GraphPad Prism
  • High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
  • Mammalian cell culture
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular docking
  • Network biology
  • Pathway analysis, kinase enrichment analysis
  • PCR
  • Protein-protein interaction (PPI) analysis
  • Proteomics (proteome discoverer, PEAKS, MaxQuant)
  • Transcriptomics (STAR, Salmon, IGV)
  • UV crosslinking/click chemistry
  • UV-vis spectrophotometry
  • Western blot analysis


  • Master of Science (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 2021
  • Master of Science (Molecular Biology and Genetics), University of Calcutta, India,, 2009
  • Bachelor of Science (Biology), University of Calcutta, India, 2007

Awards & Certifications

  • Graduate Merit Scholarship from The George Washington University, 2019
  • Bioinformatics Studentship from Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, 2009

Honorary Societies

  • Human Proteome Organization (HUPO)