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Malancha Ta

Associate Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences (DBS)
E-mail: malancha.ta [at]
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Research Interest:

To study proliferation, immunomodulatory properties and migration of human mesenchenchymal stem cells under different physiological stress-like conditions.

Academic Background:

  1. Ph.D (virology), national Institute of Immunology (JNU), 2001
  2. M.Sc (Biotechnology), School of Biotechnology (JNU), 1995
  3. B.Sc (Hons) (Biochemistry), Daulat Ram College (Delhi University), 1993


  1. Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata (current)
  2. Sr Principal Scientist, Stempeutics Research Pvt Ltd (2008 - 2011)
  3. Post doctoral fellow, NIDDK, NIH (2002 - 2007)

Selected Publications:

  1. Goyal, Umesh and Ta, Malancha. 2020."A novel role of vitronectin in promoting survival of mesenchymal stem cells under serum deprivation stress." Stem Cell Res Ther . , 11, 181
  2. Sen, Ankita and Ta, Malancha. 2020."Altered Adhesion and Migration of Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cells under Febrile Temperature Stress Involves NF-?? Pathway.." Sci Rep, 10, 4473
  3. Goyal, Umesh and Ta, Malancha. 2018."p53-NF-?B Crosstalk in Febrile Temperature-Treated Human Umbilical Cord-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells.." Stem Cells Dev., 00, 00
  4. Arora, Sneha; Saha, Shekhar; Roy, Saheli and Ta, Malancha. 2015."Role of Nonmuscle Myosin II in Migration of Wharton's Jelly-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells." Stem Cells Dev, 24, 2065-77
  5. Sharma, Tulika; Kumari, Poonam; Pincha, Neha; Mutukula, Naresh; Saha, Shekhar; Jana, Siddhartha Sankar and Ta, Malancha. 2014."Inhibition of non-muscle myosin II leads to G0/G1 arrest of Wharton's jelly-derived mesenchymal stromal cells.." Cytotherapy, 16, 640-652

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