Soumen Chakraborty, Ph.D.

Scientist - E (Institute of Life Sciences )

1. JRF position

Please go through our research activities and if you find it interesting, you can apply for the ILS Ph.D. program. You can also come and meet me with prior appointment.

2. Post-Doc position

Ph.D. related to leukemia or solid cancer or cell biology.

If you are interested send an e-mail to me with your CV and one-page write-up about your thesis work. I can help you in writing a research grant for your fellowship. I need a commitment from you for at least 2 years in my lab. Please be advised that you have to come down for a discussion before any final decision is taken.

3. Summer student position

If you are interested in doing an M.Sc. project, you can contact me directly or our office regarding the eligibility, time period and the fee structure.

4. Bioinformatician

My lab is also looking for a bioinformatician who can handle TCGA, GEO, other big databases. Working knowledge on Bioconductor is desirable but not essential.


Personal details:

Academic Qualifications:

Ph.D in Science (Microbiology): National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Calcutta, under the supervision of Dr. G. Balakrish Nair.


Institute Name Position Period
Loyola University Medical Center Research Associate Jan, 2000 to April, 2001
University of Illinois at Chicago Research Associate May, 2001 to June, 2002
University of Illinois at Chicago Instructor June, 2002 to June, 2003
University of Illinois at Chicago Research Assistant Professor June, 2003 to Jan, 2005
Institute of Life Sciences Lecturer, converted to Scientist-B Feb, 2005 to May, 2007
Institute of Life Sciences Scientist-C June, 2007 to May, 2011
Institute of Life Sciences Scientist-D June, 2011 to June, 2015
Institute of Life Sciences Scientist-E  July, 2015 to till date


ICMR International fellowship, Feb to July, 2011

Host Lab

Prof. Catherine M. Verfaillie
Stem Cell Institute, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium.

Project: Development of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) in mice.


National/International Name of body, society, Academy Position Year Validity
National Indian Association of Cancer Research (IACR) * Life member 2012 to till date Lifetime
Chronic disease biology (CDB) Task force, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. Member 2009 -2014 6 years
Bio-safety Committee, National Institute of Science, Education and Research, (NISER) Bhubaneswar, India. DBT nominee 2009-2013 3 years
Society of Biological Chemists (SBC) Life member 2013 Lifetime
International American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Active member 2012 to till date —-
European Haematology Association (EHA) Member 2015 to till date —–