|Resource Development Committee|
The Resource Development Committee develops tools and resources for the postdoctoral community including content and publications on the NPA Web site and POSTDOCket.
Are you interested in resources for international postdocs and efforts towards diversity? Do you want to gain experience in writing and editing or Web site development? Are you interested in communicating with the membership of the NPA about important policies, articles and initiatives? The Resource Development Committee interfaces with many of the NPA’s committees, goals, and projects as it provides relevant information and resources to the postdoc population. This committee can provide you with many chances to be effective in postdoc affairs while adding to your own skill set.
Meet Our Resource Development Committee Leaders
Sanjukta Chakraborty, Ph.D.
Sanjukta Chakraborty Ph.D., is presently a postdoctoral research associate at the Texas A&M Health Science Center, College Station, Texas. Her research interests are in investigating the molecular mechanisms of signal transduction underlying the lymphatic system contractile dysfunction and she is keenly interested in delineating the role of lymphatic inflammation in cancer and other pathological conditions. She has been the recipient of the American Heart Association postdoctoral fellowship. She obtained her Ph.D in human molecular genetics from the Indian Institute of Science, India in 2007 and was awarded the best Ph.D. thesis of the year award by the council of her institute. Currently, she serves as the founding chair of the postdoctoral association of her department and has been actively involved with various initiatives to enrich postdoctoral training across the Texas A&M Health Science Center. She has been associated with the NPA since 2009 and served as the vice chair of the Resource Development Committee from 2010-2012.
Gaurav Basu, Ph.D.
Gaurav Basu, Ph.D., is currently working as a Research Scientist in the human therapeutics division of Intrexon Corporation. His research is focused on evaluation and optimization of physical and chemical systems designed to improve the in vivo transduction efficiency, tissue targeting capabilities and persistence of plasmid DNA therapeutics. He completed his Bachelors in Science from the University of Lucknow and pursued his Masters in Microbiology at the University of Botswana working on rotavirus epidemiology in southern Africa. He then went on to do his Ph. D in the United States and graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School working on influenza vaccines. He next worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Bioelectrics at Old Dominion University working on electroporation based gene therapy. He has been involved with the NPA since 2010 and more specifically working with the Resource Development Committee. He has also been actively involved with the Biomedical Sciences Association at Eastern Virginia Medical School to organize career development events and seminars for graduate students and post docs.