Noyonika Mukherjee is a graduate student at the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology. She joined the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute to complete her doctorate under Andrew Templin, with a focus on diabetes pathogenesis related to islet amyloid-induced b-cell death and cytokine production in type 2 diabetes.
Mukherjee’s dissertation at Bose Institute, India, involved analyzing the effect of plant derived compounds on Mycobacterium smegmatis, compared to standard antibiotics used for treatment of tuberculosis. Mukherjee also has experience in leading a team to develop a solid biofertilizer for a start-up company, Organic Agro India Pvt. Ltd.
Mukherjee grew up in Kolkata, India, and currently lives in Indianapolis, IN. Her passion for research drove her to expand her boundaries and find her interest in diabetes. When not in the lab, Mukherjee can be found trying out new baking recipes or relaxing with her friends in Indianapolis, who are her family away from home.