Dr. Srijita Dhar is a Visiting Fellow in the Section on DNA helicases under the Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology at the National Institute on Aging, NIH. She received her Masters from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Dept. of Veterinary Pathobiology in 2010. She then received her PhD from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Dept. of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology in 2016. She has published in 9 scientific books and journals, contributed to 5 research projects and attended over 10 international and national conferences. Her work helped in acquiring scientific grants and was also featured in national scientific news.
Dr. Srijita Dhar is interested in Identifying and characterizing molecular functions and biological pathways that human DNA helicases participates in to maintain genomic stability. Thereby, investigating RecQ1 and its function in premature aging. Dr. Dhar’s work also focuses on the mechanistic role of RecQ and Fe-S helicase in unwinding various DNA substrates using Biochemical assays.