3 years ago

Cell scientist to watch - Mahak Sharma.

Mahak Sharma graduated with a bachelor's degree in biotechnology from the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, India. She then moved to the laboratory of Steve Caplan at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, USA, where she received her PhD in 2009. After post-doctoral research with Michael Brenner at the Department of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy at Harvard Medical School, she returned to India in 2011 as an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER) in Mohali. Mahak is the recipient of a Wellcome Trust/Department of Biotechnology (DBT) India Alliance Intermediate Fellowship. Her research group investigates the mechanisms of late endosome and lysosome trafficking, lysosome positioning, and how intracellular pathogens use the host trafficking machinery to their advantage for growth and survival.

Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1242/jcs.209528

DOI: 10.1242/jcs.209528

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