Dr Indrajit Lahiri

School of Biosciences

Lecturer in Electron Microscopy

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Dr Indrajit Lahiri
School of Biosciences
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Western Bank
S10 2TN

2022 - present: Lecturer in Electron Microscopy, University of Sheffield

2019-2022: Assistant Professor, IISER Mohali, India

2015-2019: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, San Diego, USA

2014-2015: Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard University, USA

2008-2014: PhD, State University of New York at Albany, USA

Research interests

We study the essential processes of genome replication, repair and compaction in eukaryotic parasites belonging to the phylum Apicomplexa.
Apicomplexans cause deadly diseases like malaria (Plasmodium sp.) and toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma sp.). These parasites affect over 200 million people worldwide each year. Our interest lies in understanding how apicomplexans carry out DNA transactions within the context of their host - specifically how these processes occur in an organelle called the 'apicoplast'. To answer this question we use electron cryomicroscopy, fast enzyme kinetics, next-generation DNA sequencing and associated biochemical and biophysical techniques.


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Research group

Ms. Anamika Kumari (BBSRC White Rose DTP PhD student)

Dr. Anjali Yadav (Postdoctoral researcher)

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