Sumit Mallick


  • M.Sc. (Area): Zoology (Molecular Biology and Cytogenetics)

Sumit Mallick has completed graduation in Zoology from the University of Burdwan, West Bengal and completed Masters’s in Zoology (Cytogenetics & Molecular Biology) from the University of Kalyani, West Bengal, in 2020. He worked as a field assistant in the Sundarbans area (National Park, West Bengal) for the Human Tiger Conflict Project headed by the IUCN. He was a trainee at the Proteomics lab at IIT Bombay. His project topic focused on “Finding crucial drug targets of Plasmodium falciparum and alternate repurposed FDA-approved drugs against them to circumvent the imminent drug-resistant crisis”.

Currently, he is working at the Stem Cell lab at Yenepoya Research Centre. He has expertise in bioinformatics tools, hematopoietic stem cell culture (Primary culture), Triple Negative Breast Cancer Stem Cells, and Flow Cytometry. He loves to play the flute in his leisure time.


  • Worked as Office assistant in Environment Information System, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change in Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata
  • Intern in proteomics Lab, IIT Bombay in the topic “Essential genes and FDA approved drug repurposing of Plasmodium falciparum” under the guidance of Prof. Sanjeeva Srivastava
  • Worked in Food & Nutrition Lab, University of Calcutta in the topic “ Polysaccaride extraction from Tamarind seeds and it’s in vitro application” under the guidance of Prof. Pubali Dhar
  • Worked as a field assistant in Sundarban National Park for Crocodile Census-2021 and Socio economic data collection in the topic “ Human-Tiger conflict , how to be optimized”


  1. He was selected as a Top 50 global student for the Advanced School of Stem Cell Training in Reibeirao Preto, Brazil.
  2. Selected for poster presentation at ISSCR symposium in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  3. Bagged best poster presentation prize in the International Cardiovascular Symposium, organized by Centre for System Biology and Molecular Medicine, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Mangalore, India
  4. Received the best Poster Presentation award in the Indo-Japan International conference at Nitte (Deemed to be University), Mangalore, India
  5. Bagged the first prize in poster presentation in the 24th Indo-US International Flow Cytometry workshop at Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat




Research Interest/Area

Cell culture, Drug delivery, Drug repurposing, Cancer Biology and Stem Cells