Pritha Dey

PhD Candidate


Pritha Dey earned her B.Sc. in Biotechnology, Genetics, and Biochemistry at Dayananda Sagar Institutions (DSI, affiliated with Bangalore University) in India during which she worked on utilizing marine industry waste-derived collagen cryptic peptides and assaying their bioactivities to substitute food additives at the Centre of Science and Advanced Research (CISAR). Following this, she received her M.Sc. in Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB, affiliated with Mysore University). Her Master’s thesis involved designing CRISPR/Cas9 co-expression vectors for mammalian gene editing. Afterward, she worked as a Research Assistant at the Chandra Lab at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, building theoretical models of pathogenic bacteria and analyzing their metabolic functions. In 2020, Pritha received the Marie-Sklodowska Curie Actions ITN H2020 Scholarship (Grant ID No.: 860960) to pursue her Ph.D. in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science as a part of the EUROVA ITN ETN with Prof. Alberto Maria Luciano at the RedBioLab in the Università degli Studi di Milano, Lodi. She is currently based in Italy, and her research focuses on developing physiological culture systems to access untapped ovarian reserves for improving reproductive efficiency. To achieve this goal, the bovine model is used to explore pathways determining the fate of primordial follicles in vivo and in vitro via transcriptomic analyses to ameliorate current culture systems and improve female fertility preservation. Pritha is also involved in the R-INNOVA programme studying bioinformatic approaches to enhance the efficiency of bovine in vitro embryo production and cryopreservation.


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