Contributors

Isha Dey

Isha Dey
Isha Dey is a research scientist Thermo Fisher Scientific. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in microbiology and biochemistry from St. Xavier’s College and University of Calcutta in India, respectively, after which she moved to the United States to pursue a Ph.D. in physiology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Her thesis focused on understanding the regulation of fluid transport in the intestine. Her association with ASBMB Today began in 2016. Besides sciencing, she likes to do embroidery, listen to music (The Beatles is amongst her all-time favorites), try out all kinds of food (almost, too bad she is allergic to seafood), travel to new places and write stories about them.

Articles by Isha Dey

Think you’d like to move away from the bench?
Jobs

Think you’d like to move away from the bench?

7/31/2020
In this Q & A with three professionals who made the switch, writer Isha Dey invites you to consider jobs in medical affairs or medical writing.
From the journals: JLR
Journal News

From the journals: JLR

2/11/2020
Recent topics include interactions of the endocannabinoid pathway with the gut microbiome.
Unraveling regulation of lipid partitioning
Annual Meeting

Unraveling regulation of lipid partitioning

12/1/2019
Watching his older brother’s career as an academic researcher helped Brandon Davies find his own path as a researcher. The JLR junior associate editor studies how distribution of fats in our tissues contributes to metabolic disorders.
From the journals: November 2019
Journal News

From the journals: November 2019

11/1/2019
What is mitochondria’s role in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease? What’s the best way to differentiate embryonic and mesenchymal stem cells to use MSCs in therapy? How do fatty acids reduce melanin in tumor cells? Researchers tackle these questions …
Sandhya Visweswariah does a balancing act between science and her society
Interview

Sandhya Visweswariah does a balancing act between science and her society

10/1/2019
One of the most prominent women in science in India, Visweswariah talks to ASBMB contributor Isha Dey about her lab’s work on an intestinal receptor protein can cause congenital diarrhea and the challenges of doing research in her country.
From the journals: June/July 2019
Journal News

From the journals: June/July 2019

6/1/2019
Tackling an incurable blood cancer. Sharpening an arthritis drug’s aim. Preventing atherosclerosis. Read about this work and more in our latest roundup.
Thompson honored as ‘exemplary scientist’ in cancer biology
Award

Thompson honored as ‘exemplary scientist’ in cancer biology

4/1/2019
A pioneer in cancer biology whose findings challenge existing notions, Craig B. Thompson has established how cellular metabolism regulates signal transduction and gene expression and how oncogenic transformation alters these mechanisms.
Wangeline honored for work on protein quality control
Award

Wangeline honored for work on protein quality control

3/1/2019
2019 ASBMB Annual Meeting | Researcher honored for work on protein quality control
Type 1 diabetes work gets special recognition
Annual Meeting

Type 1 diabetes work gets special recognition

3/1/2019
Vishal Kothari, who left a career in industry to study cardiovascular diseases at the molecular level, was named a JLR early-career researcher.
From the journals: March 2019
Journal News

From the journals: March 2019

3/1/2019
What’s the lipid situation in bone cancer? How can a scorpion venom vanquish viruses? How does a protein block cell fusion in chemotherapy? These and other research questions are addressed in our roundup.
From the journals: December 2018
Journal News

From the journals: December 2018

12/1/2018
How early screening can help cure a rare genetic disease in newborns. The connection of genes, brains and immune cells in a risk factor for obesity. The difference between white and brown fat cells. Read about this research and more in our roundup o…
From the journals: September 2018
Journal News

From the journals: September 2018

9/1/2018
What’s the link between lipids and sleep apnea? How is obesity related to fertility? What’s the fastest way to screen heart drugs? Read about these topics and more in our roundup of recent papers from the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Journa…
Sander lauded for his efforts to bring science to all
Award

Sander lauded for his efforts to bring science to all

4/1/2018
Chris Sander, director of the cBio Center at the Dana–Farber Cancer, is credited with integrating computational sciences into biological research to make scientific resources easily accessible to the public.
JLR: New insights into treating amoebic keratitis
Journal News

JLR: New insights into treating amoebic keratitis

2/1/2018
A study looks at the life stages of a microorganism that causes a blinding eye infection, aiming to find a target for a species-specific drug.
It’s the journey that counts
The Do-Over

It’s the journey that counts

9/1/2017
Failure as a lab rat put Isha Dey on a new, more-balanced path in pursuit of her Ph.D.
Focus on the gap year
Education

STEM-focused gap years

8/1/2016
We wondered how stepping off the road of higher education influenced people's careers and outlook on life. Find out what our essayists had to say.