Deepa Mehta


College / University

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi)

Highest Degree

Master of Technology

Major Subjects

Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry

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Lab Experience

Molecular cloning, site-directed mutagenesis (SDM), mammalian cell and tissue culture, bacterial cell culture, electrophoresis-agarose and polyacrylamide, Western blotting, Spectrophotometry, Immunocytochemistry (ICC)

Projects / Research

  • 06/2022 – 06/2023: Molecular basis of zinc supplementation in rescuing from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • 02/2021 – 07/2021: Interaction of chikungunya virus envelope proteins with the potential entry factor CD147

Scholarships / Awards

2023 – 2024: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2022: Summer Research Fellowship by the Indian Academy of Sciences
2021 – 2023: Rank 1 in MTech biotechnology batch at IIT Mandi
2021 – 2023: MHRD scholarship on qualifying GATE 2021 (Aug 2021-Jun 2023)


I am highly motivated to pursue research in cell biology, chromosomal and RNA biology, and infection & disease processes. My interest was triggered over the course of my studies while learning about the latest developments in the domains, and the opportunity to work as a student researcher ignited the spark to delve deeper into the field. I intend to work on unraveling the underlying molecular mechanisms in disease states. I am eager to work in the promising field of molecular biology, contribute to building better connections among the existing particulars, and in the development of novel technologies and methods in the subject.