Rupam Ghosh | Graduate Student
rupam.ghosh at utsouthwestern.edu
Rupam received an integrated BS and MS dual degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemical Sciences from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Bhopal, India. He worked in the RNA Processing and Alternative Splicing Lab investigating the role of alternative splicing of pyruvate kinase M (PKM) gene in the onset of cancer under the supervision of Dr. Sanjeev Shukla. Rupam’s degree was supported by funding though a Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Scholarship awarded by the Indian Institute of Science.
During Rupam’s time at IISER, he was selected to participate in multiple summer internship programs. He was a 2011 National Initiative in Undergraduate Science Fellow at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, India. He was awarded a research fellowship from IISER to investigate how lamins define gene expression in cancer (a.k.a. “chromosome painting”) in Dr. Sengupta Kundan’s group. He earned a research fellowship from the Indian Academy of Science to investigate the role of lncRNA upregulation upon infection of silk worms by the BmNPV virus in Dr. V. V. Satyavathi’s group at the Center for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics and was honored as the Charpak Research Internship Fellow by the Government of France to investigate the role of tunneling nanotubes in the propagation of prion proteins in Dr. Chiara Zurzolo’s lab at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France.
Rupam joined Dr. Frederick’s group at UT Southwestern in July 2017.
HONORS AND AWARDS
2014 Charpak Research Internship Fellowship from the Government of France
2013 Indian Academy of Science Fellow of the Indian Academy of Science
2012 Pune Summer Student Program Fellow of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
2011 National Initiative in Undergraduate Science Fellow of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
2009 Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Scholarship from the Indian Institute of Science
2008 National Science Olympiad State Rank 3
PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Amyloid fibrils embodying distinctive yeast prion phenotypes exhibit diverse morphologies
Rupam Ghosh, Jijun Dong, Joe Wall & Kendra K. Frederick
FEMS Yeast. (2018) (in press)
Long non-coding RNAs regulating immunity in insects
Valluri Satyavathi & Rupam Ghosh
Non-Coding RNA. 3(1):14. (2017)
Prion aggregates transfer through tunneling nanotubes in endocytic vesicles
Seng Zhu, Builiana Soraya Victora, Ludovica Marzo, Rupam Ghosh & Chiara Zurzolo
Prion. 9(2):125-135. (2015)