Arpita Chowdhury

Senior Scientist

Arpita Chowdhury

योजनानां सहस्त्रं तु शनैर्गच्छेत् पिपीलिका |
आगच्छन् वैनतेयोपि पदमेकं न गच्छति ||
Even a tiny creature such as an ant can move thousands of kilometers ahead if it keeps on walking consistently. But if an Eagle doesn’t move from its place then it can’t move even a foot ahead!
“Strong will is more powerful than having great skills.”

—Sanskrit Shubhasiyt

PhD, Cellular and Molecular Cardiovascular Science, MHH, Hannover
MSc, Molecular and Human Genetics, BHU, Varanasi, India
BSc, Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Zoology, RDVV, Jabalpur, India
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My PhD at Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, was one of the most exciting phases of my life, when I developed my love and passion for understanding the mysterious and fascinating world of cardiovascular science. I fell in love with those beating cardiomyocytes and have never got tired of watching them under the microscope. While studying the molecular mechanisms governing the process of myocardial remodeling, I gained the expertise in handling several mouse and cell culture models. Afterwards, I joined Prof. Peter Rehling’s group at Universitätsmedizin Göttingen as a postdoctoral research scientist to broaden my horizons. I continued my zest to unveil various metabolic regulations underlying cardiac abnormalities. During this time I was also successful in generating CRISPR-Cas mediated patient mutation mouse models of cardiac diseases.

Other than science, I enjoy experimenting in my second laboratory at home -my kitchen. Likewise, I think with the right set of weapons (my brushes, colors, imagination and music), I can conquer the world, but will still loose to my “mini me”: my lovely daughter.

Arpita Chowdhury - lab
My place of creation and fun - Lab
Arpita Chowdhury - kitchen
My second lab - Kitchen
Arpita Chowdhury - painting
My weapons: colors, brushes and imagination