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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.

Articles by Suryatapa Ghosh:

How to Write a Thoughtful Discussion for Your Scientific Paper

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.

Image of typewriter and blank piece of paper to represent writing a scientific discussion
12 Jan 2021 Writing, Publishing and Presenting

Essential Factors for Successful Gateway Cloning

An efficient cloning system that is in vogue at present is the Gateway® Cloning Technology. Gateway cloning gives researchers the opportunity to easily transfer DNA fragments into plasmids using proprietary recombination sites called “Gateway att sites” and either the LR clonase or BP clonase enzyme mixes. Gateway cloning is efficient, but it still has multiple…

Essentials - DNA Extraction article
20 Sep 2016 DNA / RNA Manipulation and Analysis

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

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…

collaborating lab
20 Jul 2016 Dealing with Fellow Scientists
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