Puja Biswas

PhD Candidate

University of British Columbia

Discovery (Biological & Genetic Mechanisms)

Puja Biswas's research interests focus on understanding sex-difference in energy metabolism regulated by insulin-signaling pathway. Using Drosophila (fruit fly), Puja Biswas is doing her PhD study at Rideout Lab to better understand how males and females maintain their stored fat. Puja Biswas completed her BSc and MSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. She completed her 2nd MSc from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, exploring fat synthesis pathways using mouse cell lines. Besides research, Puja Biswas is involved in different student-led organizations (CPhyGS) and meetings (VanFly).

Area of Research Expertise
Sex-difference; Lipid metabolism; Insulin signaling pathway; Obesity; Diabetes

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

UBC Crest The official logo of the University of British Columbia. Urgent Message An exclamation mark in a speech bubble. Caret An arrowhead indicating direction. Arrow An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Chats Two speech clouds. Facebook The logo for the Facebook social media service. Information The letter 'i' in a circle. Instagram The logo for the Instagram social media service. External Link An arrow entering a square. Linkedin The logo for the LinkedIn social media service. Location Pin A map location pin. Mail An envelope. Menu Three horizontal lines indicating a menu. Minus A minus sign. Telephone An antique telephone. Plus A plus symbol indicating more or the ability to add. Search A magnifying glass. Twitter The logo for the Twitter social media service. Youtube The logo for the YouTube video sharing service.