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Mohit Prasad

Dept: Biological Sciences (DBS)
E-mail: mohitprasad [at]
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Research Interest:

Understanding the role of intercellular communication in metazoan morphogenesis employing the model of Drosophila oogenesis.

Academic Background:

  1. PhD (Developmental Biology), CCMB (JNU), 2005


  1. Professor, IISER Kolkata (current)
  2. Post Doctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University (2005 - 2009)

Awards and Honors:

  1. Ramalingaswami Fellowship from Dept of Biotechnology (2010)

Selected Publications:

  1. Saha, Banhisikha; Acharjee, Sayan; Ghosh, Gaurab; Dasgupta, Purbasa and Prasad, Mohit. 2023."Germline protein, Cup, non-cell autonomously limits migratory cell fate in Drosophila oogenesis." Plos Genetics, 19, 1-30
  2. Sahu, Aresh; Karmakar, Susnata; Halder, Sudipta; Ghosh, Gaurab; Acharjee, Sayan; Dasgupta, Purbasa; Ghosh, Ritabrata; Deshpande, Girish and Prasad, Mohit. 2021."Germline soma communication mediated by gap junction proteins regulates epithelial morphogenesis." PLOS genetics, 17(8), 1-32
  3. Ghosh, B; Karmakar, Susnata; Prasad, Mohit and Mandal, Atin K. 2021."Praja1 ubiquitin ligase facilitates degradation of polyglutamine proteins and suppresses polyglutamine-mediated toxicity." Mol Biol Cell ., E20, 0747-
  4. Bar, Sudipta; Prasad, Mohit and Datta, Rupak. 2018."Neuromuscular degeneration and locomotor deficit in a Drosophila model of mucopolysaccharidosis VII is attenuated by treatment with resveratrol.." Disease Models and Mechanisms, 11, 1-11
  5. Sharma, Aditi; Halder, Sudipta; Felix, Martina; Nisaa, Khairun; Deshpande, Girish and Prasad, Mohit. 2018."Insulin signaling modulates border cell movement in Drosophila oogenesis.." Development, 145, 1-8

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