Professor Maitrayee Dasgupta is a JC Bose National Fellow working at Department of Biochemistry, University of Calcutta, India since 1994. She did her B.Sc. in Chemistry (Hons), Physics & Maths from Bethune College, University of Calcutta and did her M.Sc. in Biochemistry (Gold medalist) also from University of Calcutta. Her PhD is in Biochemistry is from Bose Institute, India. Her research is aimed at discovering the natural innovations associated with inception of intracellular nitrogen-fixing symbiosis with plant and bacteria with a focus on understanding how the signaling modules associated with Receptor kinases (SYMRK & CRE1), LnC RNA (ENOD40), and homeodomain proteins (WOX5) is adapted in nitrogen fixing plants. Her research was supported by University Potential for excellence (UPE-I), Centre of Excellence and Innovation in Biotechnology, DBT, India, Newton Bhaba program with University of Oxford, UK, CEFIPRA programs with LSTM, Tropical & Mediterranean Symbioses Laboratory, France, and by EMR projects from SERB, India. She is a Fulbright fellow and is a Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (FASc), Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad (FNASc), Fellow of Indian National Academy, New Delhi, (FNA) and Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (FWAST).
The Natural Antisense Transcript DONE40 Derived from the lncRNA ENOD40 Locus Interacts with SET Domain Protein ASHR3 During Inception of Symbiosis in Arachis hypogaea