Dr. Sanjay Ghosh

Faculty Scientist, Synthetic Biology

Dr. Sanjay Ghosh completed his doctoral studies at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata and received his PhD degree from Jadavpur University. Subsequently, he was appointed Lecturer in the Department of Biotechnology at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra. For his postdoctoral work, Dr. Ghosh moved to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg to work on RNA transport mechanisms during Drosophila oogenesis. Next, he studied spatio-temporal roles of translation initiation factors during gametogenesis at McGill University. Dr. Ghosh joined the ‘CRISPR revolution’ at the University of Oxford where he demonstrated the use of the CRISPR interference method to knock down long non-coding RNAs. Thereafter, he worked on stress-dependent changes in gene expression in yeast using ribosome profiling at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Ghosh joined the Synthetic Biology group at IBAB in 2017 and is particularly interested in the disruptive technologies in biology and their uses in functional genomics and medical biotechnology. At IBAB, his group will use CRISPR-Cas9 based strategies to target gene expression and metabolic pathways in yeast cells for synthesis of high value biomolecules and products.

Further details are to be found at https://www.ibab.ac.in/research/sanjay-ghosh/