Gargi Mukhopadhyay graduated from Heritage Institute of Technology (WBUT) in 2014 with a major in Biotechnology. In the same year, she joined the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering at IIT Guwahati as an M.Tech scholar. Her final year thesis focused on generation of recombinant protein-nanoparticle conjugates for electrochemical detection of cancer at an early stage. She has a combined experience of two years in diverse academic and extramural projects involving immunological research, genetic modification of mung bean plant and optimization of phenol degradation using mixed bacterial culture by response surface methodology. Following post graduation, she joined the IITB-Monash Research Academy (2016). She will be working on “Development of paper based Point of Care microfluidic diagnostic devices” under Prof. Santosh Noronha (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Adrian Neild (Monash University). In her leisure time, she loves reading, making artefacts, doodling, journaling, doing street plays and skits.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0628