Namita Mitra

Namita Mitra

BVSc Veterinary Sciences, MVSc Veterinary Microbiology, PhD Animal Biotechnology, ACVM Diplomate-Virology

After earning a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Sciences and Animal Health  (BVSc) in 2007, Namita went on to pursue a Master of Veterinary Microbiology from GADVASU, India. Her Master’s research on the molecular and histopathological diagnosis of avian oncogenic viruses in poultry brought her two national awards.

In 2013, she was conferred a doctoral degree in Animal Biotechnology that concluded with her research findings on expression profiling of apoptosis-associated genes in canine mammary tumors. Right after her graduation, Namita worked as Assistant Professor of Animal Biotechnology and taught the courses of Animal Cell Culture, Animal Genetic Engineering, and Molecular Immunology.

A year later, she moved to the USA and joined as a research assistant in the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic lab. There, she worked on next-generation sequencing and data analysis with an emphasis on viral metagenomics. Driven by her deep interest in virology, she studied for the ‘American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM) board exam’ and in Dec 2018,  she was awarded ACVM Virology- diplomate status by the board.

In 2019, she joined the center for genome architecture at Baylor College of Medicine, where she got the opportunity to work on two very diverse projects; one of which was focused on the development of NGS-based diagnostic for SARS-CoV-2, and the other was to understand the crucial part of CTCF transcription factor that potentially interacts with cohesin protein to form chromatin loops.

An author and co-author of many peer-reviewed articles and a reviewer herself, Namita enjoys editing and reviewing scientific documents. She is interested in science outreach to the general audience. At the same time, she intends to communicate novel scientific discoveries to researchers and academic professionals. In her spare time, she loves to read and spend time with her daughter and family.

Articles from Namita Mitra

A mucoadhesive polymer with anti-SARS-COV-2 activity in vitro and in vivo

A mucoadhesive polymer with anti-SARS-COV-2 activity in vitro and in vivo

Study suggests continued delta variant outbreaks unless vaccination reaches high coverage levels in adults and children

Study suggests continued delta variant outbreaks unless vaccination reaches high coverage levels in adults and children

Does vaccination prevent long COVID?

Does vaccination prevent long COVID?

Large-scale SARS-CoV-2 spike protein mutants analysis identifies subclonal variants indicative of within-host viral diversity

Large-scale SARS-CoV-2 spike protein mutants analysis identifies subclonal variants indicative of within-host viral diversity

Risk factors associated with in-school transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Risk factors associated with in-school transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Characterization of SARS-CoV-2 infections diagnosed after mRNA BNT162b2 vaccination

Characterization of SARS-CoV-2 infections diagnosed after mRNA BNT162b2 vaccination

Effect of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection on post-vaccination SARS-CoV-2 spike IgG antibodies

Effect of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection on post-vaccination SARS-CoV-2 spike IgG antibodies

Pinning down Pin1: Potential COVID-19 therapy

Pinning down Pin1: Potential COVID-19 therapy

Scientists identify potential therapeutic targets to alleviate severe COVID-19 in aged patients

Scientists identify potential therapeutic targets to alleviate severe COVID-19 in aged patients

Research on SARS-CoV-2 and dendritic cells may explain why virus is so virulent

Research on SARS-CoV-2 and dendritic cells may explain why virus is so virulent