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IBRI 2021 Annual Report “Accelerating Biomedical Innovation”

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Noyonika Mukherjee

Graduate Student

Joined the IBRI in July 2021

Noyonika Mukherjee

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.

Areas of Expertise

  • Agarose gel electrophoresis
  • Agent administration in mice
  • Breeding and weaning mice
  • Blood sampling from mice
  • Cell culture
  • Cloning
  • DNA extraction and quantification
  • Euthanasia of mice
  • Genotyping
  • Glucose tolerance test in mice
  • ELISA
  • Flow cytometry
  • Fluorescence microscopy
  • Immunofluorescence
  • Quantitative PCR
  • Protein expression and purification
  • Site directed mutagenesis
  • Transformation
  • Tissue extraction
  • Western blot analysis

Education

  • Master of Science (Microbiology), St. Xavier’s College, 2019
  • Bachelor of Science (Microbiology), University of Calcutta, 2017