Ipsita is a MD-PhD student in the NYU Medical Scientist Training Program. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 with a B.A. in Biochemistry and South Asia Studies and a M.S. in Chemistry through the Vagelos Molecular Life Sciences Program. Her master’s thesis focused on the molecular mechanism of ubiquitin ligases in macrophage and T cell activation. Prior to entering graduate school, she also studied molecular chaperones and protein misfolding in the context of neurodegeneration.
Ipsita is broadly interested in the intersection of immunology and regeneration. Her work is focused on epithelial responses in inflammatory diseases, such as psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease, and is supported by the NYU Clinical and Translational Research TL1 Training Program.
When Ipsita is not in the lab, she is an active member of the NYU MSTP Student Operating Committee and the NYC Free Clinic. She enjoys writing fiction, learning new dance styles, and baking birthday cakes.