Dr. Sarkar is a writer who contributes to MindSpec's ReadingRoom (AutRR) and to MindSpec's AutDB. The Autism ReadingRoom gives accurate autism information without the jargon of scientific publications. Before joining MindSpec in 2015, Sarkar was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at George Washington University, In the Aleksander Jeremic Lab, she studied amylin trafficking, toxicity, and turnover in cellular and mouse diabetic models. As a postdoctoral fellow in the Irene Zohn Lab at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington DC, she studied the function of Hectd1, a ubiquitin ligase in neural, ocular and placental development.
As a postdoctoral fellow at the Medical University of Ohio, Toledo, Sarkar studied the role of the transcription factor Hand2 in the development of sympathetic and enteric neurons in the Marthe Howard Lab. As graduate student at the University of Calcutta, India, Sarkar characterized novel mutations in human globin genes that cause Thalassaemia, in Uma Dasgupta’s lab. She holds a PhD from the University of Calcutta through the UGC/NET national scholarship program, and Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in physiology from the University of Calcutta, India.
POSITIONS AND HONORS
- 11/2015-present: Bioinformatics Scientist, MindSpec Inc.
- 04/2015-10/2015: Biostatistics Consultant Scientist, Council for Aid in Education, New York.
- 01/2013-05/2015: Adjunct Faculty, Trinity Washington University
- 07/2014-03/2015: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, George Washington University in the lab of Aleksander Jeremic, PhD.
- 03/2007-06/2014: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Neurosciences, Children’s National Medical Centre (CNMC), Washington, D.C. in the lab of Irene Zohn, PhD.
- 09/2005-02/2007: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Neurosciences, Medical University of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio in the lab of Marthe Howard, PhD.