Amrita Dasgupta, PhD
Dr. Dasgupta completed her PhD in biochemistry and biophysics from India. Her current research is aimed at understanding the genesis of pigmentary disorders such as melanoma in patients with skin of color. She is currently developing assays to evaluate stress induced cellular damage, melanogenesis, stress activated signaling pathways and DNA repair pathways in skin melanocytes derived from different ethnic groups. Dr. Dasgupta is also interested in using zebrafish as a model for understanding the role of melanocytes in injury.
Publications at HUSCRI
- Dasgupta A., Hazy S., Harvey M. V. and Chan J. (2016). Hispanic Skin Melanocytes Display Distinct Sensitivity to Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, (under review).
- Dasgupta A. and Katdare M. (2015). Ultraviolet Radiation Induced Cytogenetic Damage in White, Hispanic and Black Skin Melanocytes: A Risk for Cutaneous Melanoma. Cancers, 7(3), 1586-1604.
- Dasgupta A. and Katdare M. (2015). Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR) induced cytogenetic damage in melanocytes of White, Hispanic and Black skin. SID 2015 Abstract #585 in Journal of Investigative Dermatology Volume 135, Supplement 1, May 2015.