Nirmalya obtained his BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and MSc in Biochemistry from the University of Calcutta, India, before joining the R&D division of a renowned pharmaceutical company in India as a Biological Chemist. He spent more than four years in the pharmaceutical industry before returning to academia and obtaining his PhD from the department of Biochemistry at the University of Calcutta, where he studied the transcriptional regulation of differentiation-induced genes in intestinal epithelial cells. In 2017, Nirmalya joined the Adams laboratory as a post-doc, where he is studying the epigenetics of senescence, the hallmark of the aging cell. His work aims to uncover how inflammation is generated during aging, with the ultimate goal of discovering novel therapeutic interventions which reduce inflammation in aging tissues. In his free time, Nirmalya is passionate about swimming and Himalayan hiking to altitudes of 12-19,000 feet, and is interested in Buddhism, history and politics.
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