Papita is generally interested in studying the molecular functions of important chromatin interacting proteins and their regulatory mechanisms. In Prof. Fischle’s lab, her focus is on understanding the regulation of multivalent chromatin binding protein, UHRF1 via its allosteric regulator phosphatidylinositol 5-phosphate (PI5P) using in vitro biochemical, biophysical and structural biology approaches.
Ph.D. (Laboratory of Chromatin Biology) 2009-14, Department of Biological Sciences, IISER Bhopal, India. (Research supervisor: Prof. Raghuvir Singh Tomar)
M. Sc. (Biotechnology) 2007-09, Jadavpur University, India.
B.Sc. (Microbiology) 2004-07, University of Calcutta, India.
Postdoctoral fellow: Nov 2014 – Sep 15, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany.
Postdoctoral fellow: Since Oct 2015, Laboratory of Chromatin Biochemistry, KAUST, Saudi Arabia. (Research supervisor: Prof. Wolfgang Fischle)