Susmita Mandal


Indian Institute of Science

I am a Bioinformatician in the Cancer Systems Biology Laboratory led by Dr. Mohit Kumar Jolly at the Indian Institute of Science, India. My current focus is on using transcriptomics to study and quantification of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) using different computational methods and also leading different bioinformatics projects in the lab.

I received my B.Sc in Microbiology (Hons) from West Bengal State University and M.Sc in Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology from the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB). I have two years of industrial experience in a start-up biotech company where I gained solid knowledge and skills in experimental molecular plant biology. Previously, I was a Bioinformatician in the Developmental Epigenetics Laboratory under Dr. Srimonta Gayen where my main focus was on the various aspects of X-chromosome Inactivation (XCI) in mammals.

I am a computational biologist having four years of industrial as well as academic experience. Being trained at IBAB for my master’s has established my strong knowledge and skills in computational biology. Self-teaching and training under Dr. Gayen have extended my bioinformatics skills in allele-specific analysis in transcriptomics data. I gained extensive experience in handling large-scale genomic data(RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, single-cell RNA-Seq) and pipelining workflows.

I usually work with genomics, epigenomics, and transcriptomics. I use bash scripting and R for data mining and visualization. I am also familiar with MATLAB and currently taking courses on Python.

Currently, I am looking for Ph.D. positions in the field of Computational Biology.


  • Cancer Genomics
  • Developmental Biology
  • Epigenetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Machine Learning
  • Open science
  • Reproducible research


  • M.Sc, Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, 2016, Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), Bengaluru
  • B.Sc, Microbiology (Hons), 2014, Barrackpore Rastraguru Surendranath College (BRSNC), Kolkata