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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