Dr Partha Das

 - Associate Investigator

Research focus: Transcription factors and epigenetic regulators of gene expression programs in stem cells and differentiated cells and in cancers and neurodegenerative disorders

Dr Das received his Master’s in Molecular Biology from International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS), Gottingen, Germany. Then, he moved to Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, the UK to do his PhD with Prof. Eric Miska to study– Role of small RNAs/piRNAs in C.elegans germline development. For post-doctoral research, he joined Prof. Stuart Orkin’s laboratory at Boston Children’s Hospital/ DFCI, Harvard Medical School to study– how chromatin changes regulate transcriptional gene regulation in embryonic stem cells (ESCs). In 2017, he has started his independent lab at BDI, Monash University.  His research team is currently studying how epigenetic and epi-transcriptomic changes control transcriptional and post-transcriptional gene regulation in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and differentiated cells under normal and pathological conditions.