Sagar Sengupta was born in Calcutta (now known as Kolkata), India. After doing his B.S. degree in chemistry and M.S. degree in biochemistry, he received his Ph.D. degree in 1997 from the Indian Institute of Science, India, for his research on the regulation of nitrogen assimilation in yeasts. During his postdoctoral studies at the Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (IGBMC), France, Dr. Sengupta examined the functional interaction between the tumour suppressor p53 and the glucocorticoid receptor. Subsequently, in the Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md, USA, Dr. Sengupta studied the interregulatory roles of p53 and RecQ helicases. He joined the National Institute of Immunology, India, as a Principal Investigator in September 2004. His ongoing research interests involve the study of the interactions between the members of the eukaryotic signal-transduction cascade and the DNA-repair and DNA-recombination machinery. His lab works extensively on oncogenes and tumor suppressors and dissects the role of posttranslational modifications that regulate the various signal transduction processes. Dr. Sengupta had been funded by National Institutes of Health, USA; India; Department of Science and Technology, India and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. Apart from being a Member of the Indian Association of Cancer Research, Dr. Sengupta is an Editorial Board Member of Genome Integrity and Associate Editor of International Journal of Genomics and Proteomics.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011