Lab members

Current members

Kirill Musaev (M.S. student)

Hi, I am Kirill. My specialty is molecular biology and I take on some organizational and training functions. Being a member of the lab since May 2019, I worked on several projects involving abiotic stress in plants, biofuels research and protocol optimization. I got my bachelor's degree from CSUN in 2019 with majors in biotechnology and cell & molecular biology, and a minor in chemistry. My current work is centered around transcriptomics and physiology of organisms under different types of stress, on which I plan to write my thesis.  I am informally interested in many STEM-related fields such as medical technology, astro- and particle physics, aviation and all kinds of engineering. We'll never run out of topics to chat about :) 

Lipi Patel (M.S. student)

I am an international student from India. I did my under graduation in Cell and Molecular Biology. I am pursuing MS in Biology at CSUN. I joined Dr. Basu’s lab in August 2022 and am currently researching on the effects of environmental stresses on the relative gene expression in extremely halophilic species, Halobacterium salinarum NRC-1. I am also planning to study the physiological and transcriptomic analysis of Curcuma longa L. (turmeric plant) under the conditions of salt stress. I am looking forward to establishing myself in the field of Molecular Biotechnology. I like to draw, hike and play fun board games with my friends and family. And yes, I am athletic- I surf the Internet every day :P

Avetis Mishegyan (M.S. student)

Hello! My name is Avetis, I’m a first generation student here at CSUN. I joined Dr. Basu’s lab as a sophomore, but still undecided on whether I wanted to peruse a career in biotechnology or the medical field. Furthermore, I have a hobby for cars with internal combustion engines. However, these vehicles run on non-renewable fuels. As a result of the experience I gained in the lab, and the desire to create renewable fuels, I began to find interest in pursuing a career biotechnology. In the end, I plan to get my masters degree in biotechnology with the possibility of a doctorate degree in biotechnology.

Former members

Dr. Dinesh Gupta

Dr. Gupta completed M.S. from Basu Lab and then completed Ph.D. from the Washington University, St. Louis. Currently working as a Post Doc. at the University of California, Berkeley.

Homa Hemmati

Homa completed M.S. from Basu Lab. Currently working at the Cedar Sinai Hospital.

Niveditha Ramadoss

Niveditha completed M.S. from Basu Lab. Currently Pursuing Ph.D. at the San Diego State University.

Bhiolina Bharadwaj

Bhiolina completed M.S. and currently working for a biotechnology company.