MSc/PhD Program
Chaitali Mukherjee
First Name:
Chaitali

Last Name:
Mukherjee

Country:
India

 



Chaitali Mukherjee

EDUCATION

College / University:
Mount Carmel College, (Autonomous) affiliated to Bangalore University

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Chemistry, Zoology, Microbiology

Lab Experience:
Basic molecular biological techniques like restriction digestion, plasmid extraction, PCR, basics on protein chemistry, working with animal cell lines for transfection and gene expression, ELISA, Radial and Double Diffusion assay, chromatography, spectroscopy, Gel electrophoresis, Basic Microbiological Techniques like staining techniques, streaking, microbial cell culture and plating, replica plating, enzyme extraction, biochemical assays, basics of quality control tests for food and water.

Projects / Research:
Biodiversity of Earth worm species at Mount Carmel College campus and vermicomposting
Eco toxicity- Effect of Mining on Environment at Kolar Gold fields
Eco Toxicity-Effect Of Mining on health and hygiene at kolar gold fields
Anti bacterial and anti fungal effect of vermicompost
Role of Currency as a ‚Fomite in the transfer of Diseases
Isolation of yeast strains and their molecular characterization

Scholarships:
2009 – 2010: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

The brain is like an unsolved mystery. Its working at the conscious and subconscious level and its ability to retain information by formation of numerous complex neuronal pathways has always intrigued me. My scientific areas of interest range from studying about the science of cognition to behavioral studies. I want to learn about the effect that our lifestyle and the changing environment has on our nervous system and how in turn they influence neuronal aging and degeneration. I am also interested in finding ways to improve efficiency of the brain as well as delay neuronal aging and neuronal loss seen especially in cases on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.