Saumya Bhaduri is principally concerned with the molecular biology and biochemistry of the regulation of gene expression at all levels, from DNA synthesis to protein synthesis. The bulk of Bhaduri's previous experience has been in, but was not limited to, eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems, with particular emphasis on gene expression molecular mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis, microbial food safety, food bioterrorism, and molecular markers of the lag phase in pathogens. Bhaduri's interests range from fundamental studies of the mechanisms and regulation of gene expression to the directed application of molecular biological methods to modify gene expression. Bhaduri has been a Molecular Microbiologist at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Wyndmoor, PA, USA, since 1981 and has 46 years of experience and authored and coauthored over 173 publications including 65 peer-reviewed journal articles, 12 symposium proceedings, 7 book chapters, 3 manuals, 2 patents, 4 technical reports, 80 research abstracts, and 2 theses. At the universities, Bhaduri's major focus of research was on genetic code analysis and regulation of gene expression in viral infected and transformed cells and tumor cells. At ERRC, Bhaduri's major emphasis of research is on the genetic regulation of virulence, the development of molecular techniques and new methodologies using virulent determinants for identifying food pathogens molecular triggers responsible for bacterial stress responses in relation to virulence mechanisms of pathogens in food environment , food biosecurity by intentional contamination of food with pathogen such as Yersinia pestis, the etiological agent of plague, and identification of molecular markers during lag phase for foodborne pathogens. Bhaduri graduated from the Calcutta University, Calcutta, India and obtained a B.S. degree (honors) in chemistry, 1963, an M.S. degree in biochemistry (Silver Medal Award), 1965, and a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, 1970.
Biography Updated on 30 May 2011