Recognizing Plant Cell authors: Chinmay Saha
Chinmay Saha, co-first author of A tripartite interaction among the basidiomycete Rhodotorula mucilaginosa, N2-fixing endobacteria, and rice improves nitrogen nutrition in plants
Current Position: Faculty in Genome Science, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Kalyani, Kalyani-741235, West Bengal, India
Education: PhD in Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology and Dr B. C. Guha Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India; MSc in Genetics from University of Calcutta, BSc (Honours) in Microbiology from Asutosh College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Non-scientific Interests: family time, listening to music, photography
Brief bio: I have completed my undergraduate studies in Microbiology (Honours) and Master Degree (M.Sc.) in Genetics from the University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Then I obtained extensive research experience in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology in my Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) under the guidance of Dr Anindita Seal, University of Calcutta, India. I have tried to investigate the nature of interactions and mechanisms behind growth promotion in plant by endophytes. After that, I wanted to have some exposure in clinical research, and to fulfil my aim, I worked as SERB-National Post-Doctoral Fellow under the mentorship of Prof. (Dr.) Satinath Mukhopadhyay, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, IPGME&R and SSKM Hospital. During my post-doctoral tenure, I was trying to establish causal or associative interconnection between Periodotitis and Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Presently, I have joined as a Faculty in Genome Science under the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India.