Akash Mitra


  • M.Sc. (Area): Microbiology
  • akamitra20@gmail.com

My name is Akash Mitra and I have done my graduation and post-graduation in Microbiology from Adamas University, Kolkata. I always had an inclination towards research and academics which led to me start my journey of Ph.D. I have a hobby of reading non-fiction and fantasy books.


  • Worked in a project titled “Gene annotation and mutational study of TG gene involved in thyroid disorder” from BioAxis, Hyderabad


  • Qualified GATE Life Science – 2021
  • Gold medalist in M.Sc
  • Gold medalist in B.Sc
  • Qualified IIT-JAM 2018






Research Interest/Area

Muscle biology, Muscle metabolism, Microbiology, Stem cell


Muscle atrophy can be induced by response to various insults, which might include prolonged disuse, ageing and chronic disease such as Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Furthermore, muscle atrophy is the consequence of a negative balance between the rate of contractile protein synthesis and degradation. Through our research work, we would try to reverse the muscle atrophy occurring in type 2 diabetes by mobilizing intrinsic stem cells using bioactive lipids.


  1. Paul Bhattacharya S, Mitra A, Bhattacharya A, Sen A. Quorum quenching activity of pentacyclic triterpenoids leads to inhibition of biofilm formation by Acinetobacter baumannii. Biofouling. 2020 Sep;36(8):922-937. doi: 10.1080/08927014.2020.1831480. Epub 2020 Oct 25. PMID: 33103466.
  2. Mitra, A., & Mitra, A. (2020). Application of biofilms in electricity generation, wastewater treatment and bioremediation. Microbial Biofilms: Current Research and Practical Implications. https://doi.org/10.21775/9781912530328.06