Department of Medicine, Committee on Genetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology, and the College
Anindita Basu’s research focuses on the multidisciplinary fields of microfluidics, genomics, and nano- and bio-materials. As a joint appointee with the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory, she will draw from these diverse disciplines to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of human disease, and to answer pressing scientific questions in medicine, genomics, and biology. Her work aims to help create a better taxonomy of cells in complex tissues, relate epigenomics to transcription at a single cell level, and decipher intercellular interactions in healthy and diseased systems. This will help expand our understanding of systems-level cellular organization and function as part of complex biological environments.
Basu received her PhD in physics from the University of Pennsylvania, after which she completed postdoctoral studies in applied physics at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and in single-cell genomics at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.