Amrita Pal Basak

Amrita did her Masters in Microbiology from Jiwaji University. She works towards bio-prospecting of some wild edible mushrooms of West Bengal for anti-cancer potential. The initial phase of her work involved screening of different wild mushroom species collected from various districts of West Bengal for their anti-oxidative and anti-proliferative effects on different human cancer cells. Her work further aims at bioactivity guided isolation of the active biomoleculesfrom these potent extracts followed by deciphering the induced mechanism of apoptosis. Isolated active novel biomolecules will help in future for the treatment of cancer.