Meet The Team

  • Dr. Manasmita Das
    Neurobiologist

    Dr. Manasmita Das is currently engaged as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Biomedical Research Imaging Center at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA. Having graduated from IIT Kharagpur in Chemistry, Manasmita spent more than 10 years in basic biomedical research primarily focusing on nanotechnology-aided drug delivery and biomedical imaging. Her current research focuses…

    Dr. Manasmita Das is currently engaged as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Biomedical Research Imaging Center at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA. Having graduated from IIT Kharagpur in Chemistry, Manasmita spent more than 10 years in basic biomedical research primarily focusing on nanotechnology-aided drug delivery and biomedical imaging. Her current research focuses on developing novel MRI contrast agents for high resolution cerebral angiography and molecular neuroimaging. In parallel, she is actively working on the integration of novel genetic approaches (viz. chemogenetics and optogenetics) with cutting-edge MRI tools for cell-specific dissection of neuronal circuits in the brain. Apart from publishing in high profile international journals, Dr. Das has received several prestigious awards including the Educational Stipend Award from International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2015, 2016), Cross-Disciplinary Fellowship Award from International Human Frontier Science Program Organization, France (2014), NIH sponsored Multimodal Neuroimaging Training Program Award from University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Melon University, USA (2014), DST postdoctoral fellowship in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from Department of Science and Technology, GOI and CSIR Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Award from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. Dr. Das has served as an ad-hoc reviewer of more than 20 international journals and presented her work in various international conferences/ meetings both in India and abroad.

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  • Dr Kripa Johar
    Laser Dentist

    Dr Kirpa Johar has done his Masters Program in laser dentistry from Vienna University. He is an internationally renowned laser dentistry expert and heads an exclusive private practice in Bangalore, India where he uses both soft and hard tissue lasers in his routine practise. He has seen his patients benefit tremendously from his laser assisted treatment due to the non invasive nature of treatment, faster recovery time and less post operative discomfort. He has spoken at various National level conferences on Laser Dentistry and at various CDE programs at dental colleges and dental associations across India. He is one of the pioneers in the field of laser dentistry in India.

    Dr Kirpa Johar  has done his Masters Program in laser dentistry from Vienna University. He is an internationally renowned laser dentistry expert and heads  an exclusive private practice in Bangalore, India  where he uses both soft and hard tissue lasers in his routine practise. He has seen his patients benefit tremendously from his laser assisted treatment due to the non invasive nature of treatment, faster recovery time and less post operative discomfort. He has spoken at various National level conferences on Laser Dentistry and at various CDE programs at dental colleges and dental associations across India. He is one of the pioneers in the field of laser dentistry in India.

    He is the director of Laser Dentistry Research & Review (LDRR) www.ldrr.org an academy of international repute for quality laser dental education  and director of Laser Therapy Asia an academy for Laser Therapy Education(www.lasertherapyasia.com).Dr Kirpa Johar is a certified trainer from the Dale Carnegie Traning Institue.

    Dr Kirpa Johar is the author of the textbook “Fundamentals of Laser Dentistry”, a book written and conceptualized with the aim to make the study of laser assisted dentistry both exciting and easy to understand for dental professionals across the globe

    He has also authored a chapter “Lasers in Dentistry” in the textbook “Handbook of Photomedicine” published by the Prestigious Harvard Medical School, U.S.A.

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  • Dr Smitha Jacob
    Prosthodontist and Implantologist

    Dr. Smitha Annie Jacob completed her Bachelors in Dental Science (BDS) from Christian Dental College, Ludhiana, Punjab. Following which, she earned her Masters Degree in “Prosthodontics and Implantology” from Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai.

    Dr. Smitha Annie Jacob completed her Bachelors in Dental Science (BDS) from Christian Dental College, Ludhiana, Punjab. Following which, she earned her Masters Degree in “Prosthodontics and Implantology” from Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai.

    She secured the First Rank in the University exams for Prosthodontics. She is an Affiliate Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and has secured her Fellowship in Implantology from  International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). She has many international and national publications to her credit.

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  • Sofia Munshi
    Bioinformatist

    Sofia Munshi, currently working as an investment banker with a top Swiss Bank. Her career is an interesting fusion of two different domains- Bioinformatics & Finance. Her academic pursuits have led her deep into the world of Biotechnology, Molecular biology & Bioinformatics research, enriched at some of the premier institutions in India. She topped in university.

    Sofia Munshi, currently working as an investment banker with a top Swiss Bank. Her career is an interesting fusion of two different domains- Bioinformatics & Finance. Her academic pursuits have led her deep into the world of Biotechnology, Molecular biology & Bioinformatics research, enriched at some of the premier institutions in India. She topped in university.

    Then her analytical mind of genetic coding embarked on her interest on bull-bear market trend analysis, and became a successful Investment Banker. She topped from one of the premier B-school in India. Her analytical & quantitative skills with deep subject knowledge turns her into expert consultant for Finance & Bio role.

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  • Dr. Kalpataru Mukherjee
    Research Advisory

    Microbiologist and a Bio-Scientist by education. I was born and brought up in the Industrial city of Asansol in West Bengal. I completed my schooling from St. Patricks HS School, Asansol. I did my graduation in Biotechnology from Bangalore University and my masters from VIT University in Tamil Nadu. I worked as a project assistant at Institute of Microbial Technology in Chandigarh and developed a strong passion for research.

    Microbiologist and a Bio-Scientist by education. I was born and brought up in the Industrial city of Asansol in West Bengal. I completed my schooling from St. Patricks HS School, Asansol. I did my graduation in Biotechnology from Bangalore University and my masters from VIT University in Tamil Nadu. I worked as a project assistant at Institute of Microbial Technology in Chandigarh and developed a strong passion for research.

    While working as a project assistant I got an opportunity to pursue my PhD in the USA in environmental microbiology. I completed my PhD in August 2015 and graduated from Louisiana State University and presently I am working as a research consultant in Bio-medical Sciences at Cactus Communications.

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  • Dr Ashwini N
    Advisor

    Completed BDS from M R Ambedkar Dental College an hospital, Bengaluru and is presently pursuing post graduation course in MDS Periodontics.

    Completed BDS from M R Ambedkar Dental College an hospital, Bengaluru and is presently pursuing post graduation course in MDS Periodontics.

    She has a clinical experience of 4 years as a general dental practitioner and an academic experience of 3 years as a tutor in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

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  • Oindrila Upadhyay
    Psychologist

    Oindrila Upadhyay, work for a local authority in London. My job is my passion where I do work with vulnerable children and safeguard them possible harm/risk. As apart of the statutory process, I work as a Lead Professional with multi- disciplinary team which consist professionals from health, education, police , psychologist , speech and language therapist etc.

    Oindrila Upadhyay, work for a local authority in London. My job is my passion where I do work with vulnerable children and safeguard them possible harm/risk. As apart of the statutory process, I work as a Lead Professional with multi- disciplinary team  which consist professionals from health, education, police , psychologist , speech and language therapist etc.

    As a mother of two little one, I don’t get much time in spare. But whenever luck smiles at me, I go for a swimming or spends time with my friends.  If it’s a long Holiday, my favourite holiday spot was, is and always will be Berhampore with my old pals….

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