Pritha Mukherjee


  • BS University of Calcutta, Kolkata, 2011
  • MS University of Calcutta, Kolkata, 2013
  • Ph.D. University of Calcutta, Kolkata, 2021


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Clinical and Translational Glycoscience Research Center, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University.


My first taste of research was cloning and microscopy in a JEV virus models in my post-graduation course in Biotechnology at the University of Calcutta back in 2012. In 2013, I joined Prof. K. Panda’s lab (University of Calcutta) as a research intern and worked on arsenic induced cellular and molecular damage which introduced me to animal and cell culture models, molecular biology and proteomic analyses of oxidative damage in organs. I joined Dr. A.N. Chaudhuri (Lady Brabourne College Calcutta) in 2014 to work on silver nano-particles modified with gangliosides and I tested their effect upon pathogenic microbes. My doctoral thesis work in the lab of Prof. U. Chatterji (University of Calcutta) started in 2015 with an exploration of the molecular mechanisms of cancer relapse with a focus on cancer stem cells in breast cancer using both clinical samples and cell lines. My skills were further advanced in 2019 in the laboratory of Prof. M. Germain (Medical Biology, UQTR, Canada) where I studies mitochondrial dynamics in cancer. My academic research taught me how handle patient samples, develop stem cell models, and how to complete translational studies of cancer stem cells during systemic chemotherapy. I am looking forward to further expanding my horizons in Dr. Goldman’s laboratory at the Clinical and Translational Glycoscience Research Center.