Dr. Uttara Chakraborty

Assistant Professor

Manipal Institute of Regenerative Medicine


    Dr.Uttara Chakraborty joined as Assistant Professor in Manipal Institute of Regenerative Medicine and teaches Advanced Diploma, MSc students. ISAC SRL Emerging Leader 2018-2022.(International Society of Advancement of Cytometry, Shared resource laboratory)

    She :

    • Joined from January 2019
    • Conducts classes (theory and practical) for MSc in Regenerative Medicine
    •  Is involved in making question paper sets for MSc in Regenerative Medicine
    •  Is developing state-of-the-art Flow cytometry and cell sorting and Cell imaging facility


Subject Semester / Year
Hematopoietic stem cell niche Second Semester
Ex vivo generation of stem cell niches Second Semester
Extracellular matrix ECM regulated signaling Second Semester
Autoimmune disorder and application of stem cells Second Semester
Hematopoietic stem cells: concepts, definitions Second Semester
Scientific imaging techniques in cardiovascular disease models Second Semester


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Fungal Biotechnology Bose Institute, Kolkata, WB 2008
MSc Botany Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, WB 2001
BSc Botany (Life Sciences) Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, WB 1999


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Manipal of Regenerative Medicine, Bengaluru Assistant Professor
Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru Senior Research Scientist Facility In-charge for Bioimaging and Flow cytometry (FCM) facilities, teaching and training, data analyses and facility operations 2014-2018
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru BD Biosciences consultant Core manager, cell sorting 2013-2014
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore DBT Research Associate Post doctoral research on molecular mycology, Candida sp. correlation between ploidy and pathogenicity of human commensals 2008-2012

Building on the basics of a flow cytometer


Using the model concept of the “MYO” (Make your Own) cytometer, designed and conceptualized by Prof. William Telford, National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA (https://ccr.cancer.gov/Experimental-Transplantation-and-Immunology-Branch/william-g-telford) as an educational tool to teach basics of flow cytometry to research students

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Area of Interest

Facility management and setting up shared resource laboratory in Flow cytometry and Light Microscopy

Area of Expertise

Flow cytometry (FCM) and cell sorting for rare population detection and cellular proliferation studies, single cell sorting, circulating tumor cell detection, multicolor immunophenotyping panel designing, confocal and super-resolution microscopy technologies

Area of Research

Immune cell and stem cell subset identification by flow cytometry

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Member of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) and selected by the ISAC Shared Resource Laboratory (SRL) Committee as an ISAC SRL Emerging Leader from 2018 until Dec 31, 2022 (https://isac-net.org/page/SRLEmeringLeaders)


A stable hybrid containing haploid genomes of two obligate diploid Candida species. Euk Cell 12: 1061-1071

2013-01-01 Mohamed A Kakade P Mugasimangalam RC Sadhale PP Sanyal K

Intergeneric protoplast fusion between Calocybe indica (milky mushroom) and Pleurotus florida aids in the qualitative and quantitative improvement of sporophore of the milky mushroom. World J Microbiol Biotechnol 26:213–225 (DOI 10.1007/s11274-009-0162-8)

2010-08-01 Sikdar SR

Production and characterization of somatic hybrids raised through protoplast fusion between edible mushroom strains Volvariella volvacea and Pleurotus florida. World J Microbiol Biotechnol 24:1481–1492 (DOI 10.1007/s11274-007-9630-1)

2008-10-01 Sikdar SR

Breaking the barriers of conventional mushroom breeding- Protoplast Fusion can bring revolution in the Mushworld. Mushroom Biol and Biotechnol 89- 113

2007-24-01 Sikdar SR

Solutions for Shared Resource Lab Remote Quality Control and Instrument Troubleshooting during a Pandemic

2021 Cytometry Part A Gravano DM Chakraborty U Pesce I Thomson M