Tapomoy Bhattacharjee (He/Him/His)
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Tapa is an Assistant Professor at the National Centre for Biological Sciences. He received his B.E. degree in chemical engineering from Jadavpur University in 2012 and earned his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida in 2018. During his graduate work, Tapa studied cells in jammed microgels and received the 2019 Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Biological Physics from the American Physical Society. His postdoctoral work at Princeton University was supported by a distinguished postdoctoral fellowship from the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

Tapa was born and raised in Kolkata where he lived for 22 years before moving to Gainesville, Florida in 2012. After spending 3 years in Princeton Tapa has moved back to Bengaluru in search of good weather.

Saheli Dey
Saheli is a graduate trainee in the lab. She completed her Bachelor’s degree from St.Xavier’s College (Kolkata) in the field of Microbiology. During this course, she was involved in two project works, which were presented at recognized conferences. Recently, she graduated from Ballygunge Science College (University of Calcutta), pursuing her Master’s in Biotechnology. Her academic interests include Microbiology and Cancer Genetics.

Saheli was raised in Kolkata, West Bengal. She is passionate about travelling, cooking, painting, and photography. She is also a cynophilist.


Suman Dutta
Suman was a graduate trainee in the lab. He received his B.Tech degree in mechanical engineering from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology in 2021 after completing his schooling from Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith, Purulia in 2017. During his bachelor’s dissertation, he studied surface tension driven flow displacement in capillary tube at NIT Durgapur. He was rewarded with Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means fellowship throughout his undergraduate course. Suman was also a HPF scholar during 2017-’21.

Suman was born and brought up in Bankura before joining NCBS, Bangalore. He is broadly interested in interdisciplinary research work. Because of his diverse research interest, he ends up engaging in one topic to other. Suman has got diverse interest in literature and travelling in leisure time.