Rashmita Basu is a PhD candidate at the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine. In her role at the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI), she works in the lab of Jonathan Flak, PhD, studying the central nervous system’s regulation of energy expenditure in relation to obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Prior to joining IBRI and starting her PhD, Basu came to the US from India in 2016, as a visiting scholar at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. There she studied pathogenesis of simian immunodeficiency virus in macaque monkeys, as well as HIV-tuberculosis co-infection in AIDS patients.
When not doing science, Basu loves to decompress by baking and cooking while listening to podcasts and being a big foodie herself, loves exploring various cuisines and local eateries.