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Suryatapa Ghosh

Suryatapa is a cell biologist and writer, based in the Bay Area, California. She was born and raised in India and emigrated to the USA in 2008. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. David Ehrhardt’s lab at the Carnegie Institution for Science – Department of Plant Biology. She did her graduate work in the lab of Dr. Mary Tierney at the University of Vermont and obtained her Ph.D. in 2018. Her Ph.D. dissertation focused on characterizing a novel member of the cellular trafficking pathway, involving retromer subunit VPS26C, which is essential for polarized growth in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.
She utilizes genetics, molecular biology, and biochemical approaches to address fundamental biological questions regarding plant-environment interactions and is motivated to see the application of fundamental plant research in solving pertinent global challenges regarding food insecurity and climate change.
Other than science, her passions include reading, writing poems, and making greeting cards.

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How to Write a Thoughtful Scientific Discussion Section for Your Paper

By Suryatapa Ghosh | November 24, 2023

Having trouble writing the discussion section for your scientific paper? Help is at hand. Read our do’s and don’ts to help you have your paper polished up in no time.

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Essential Factors for Successful Gateway Cloning

By Suryatapa Ghosh | September 17, 2021

Want to use Gateway cloning or having trouble using this technology? Find out how it works and get helpful tips to increase your success.

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How to Make the Most of Your Visit to a Collaborating Lab

By Suryatapa Ghosh | July 20, 2016

One of the many perks that we often experience as graduate students is the chance to work with a collaborating lab on a research project. A successful collaboration results in: Gaining a collaborator’s expertise in a particular area of science Building/learning a new method and/or Addressing an overlapping scientific question I recently came back from…

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