Dr. Sritama Mukherjee

Dr. Sritama Mukherjee

Position Assistant Professor (Stage 1) in WBES
Department Botany
Specialization Molecular Biology, Plant Biotechnology and Microbiology


Degree Field of Study Institution Year
M. Sc. Botany University of Burdwan 2006
Ph. D. Botany Bose Institute 2014

Contact Information

  • sritama83m@gmail.com

Teaching Experience

  • Since 2015

Colleges served

  • Bethune College: 2015-till date

Research Interests

  • Plant abiotic stress biology with special emphasis on inositol metabolism.
  • Interested in exploration, ex situ and in situ conservation of medicinally important plant species.
  • In silico study of secondary metabolite biosynthetic pathway genes in plants

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Undergraduate course in Botany as per West Bengal State University and University of Calcutta Syllabus (CBCS and NEP)
  • Postgraduate course in Botany as per University of Calcutta Syllabus (CBCS)
  • Supervision of PG dissertation in the field of Molecular biology, plant tissue culture and bioinformatics, exploring medicinal plants.



  • Ray R, Ray S and Mukherjee S, (2023) In silico characterization of Ajmaline biosynthesis pathway genes in plants. Plant Gene 34 (2023) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plgene.2023.10042012 
  • Mukherjee S, Mukherjee A, Das P , Bandyopadhyay S, Chattopadhyay D Chatterjee J , Majumder A L (2021) A salt‐tolerant chloroplastic FBPase from Oryza coarctata confers improved photosynthesis with higher yield and multi‐stress tolerance to indica rice, Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (PCTOC) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11240-021-02026-1
  • Mukherjee R, Mukherjee A, Bandyopadhyay S, Mukherjee S, Sengupta S, Ray S, and Majumder AL (2019) Selective manipulation of the inositol metabolic pathway for induction of salt-tolerant in indica rice variety. Scientific Reports, 9:5358 | https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-41809-7
  • Mukherjee S, Sengupta S, Mukherjee A, Basak P and Majumder AL. (2018) Abiotic stress regulates expression of galactinol synthase genes post-transcriptionally through intron retention in rice. Planta, doi:10.1007/s00425-018-3046-z.
  • Sengupta S, Mukherjee S, Basak P and Majumder AL Significance of galactinol and raffinose family oligosaccharide synthesis in plants. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2015, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00656.
  • Chatterjee J, Patra B, Mukherjee R, Basak P, Mukherjee S, Ray S, Bhattacharyya S, Maitra S , Ghosh Dastidar K, Ghosh S, Sengupta S, Majumder AL, Cloning, characterization and expression of a chloroplastic fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase from Porteresia coarctata conferring salt-tolerance in transgenic tobacco. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, September 2013, Volume 114, Issue3, pp395-409.
  • Goswami L, Sengupta S, Mukherjee S , Mukherjee R, Ray S and Majumder AL, Targeted expression of L-myo- inositol 1-phosphate synthase from Porteresia coarctata (Roxb.) Tateoka confers multiple stress tolerance in transgenic crop plants. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, (July-September 2014) 23(3):316-330.
  • Sengupta S, Mukherjee S, Goswami L, Sangma S, Mukherjee A, Mukherjee R, Ray N, Basak P, Majumder AL, Manipulation of Inositol Metabolism for Improved Plant survival under Stress: A "Network Engineering Approach". Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2012, Volume 21, Issue 1 Supplement, pp 15-23.
  • Sengupta S*, Mukherjee S*, Parween S and Majumder AL, Galactinol synthase across evolutionary diverse taxa: Preference for higher plants? FEBS Letters, 2012, Volume 586, pp1488-1496.*Equal contributors.
  • Mukherjee S, Ghosh S, Sadhu S, Ghosh P and Maiti TK, Extracellular polysaccharide production by a Rhizobium sp. Isolated from legume herb Crotalaria saltiana Andr. Indian Journal of Biotechnology, 2011, Volume 10, pp 340-345.

Book Chapters

  • Ray S, Mukherjee S and Ghosh S (2021) Medicinal Plants: A Boom Towards Antiviral Drug Development, pp:231-257. In Sinha D eds. Handbook of Agriculture and Plant Sciences, ABS Books, Delhi, ISBN: 978-93-91002-25-1.
  • Dey C and Mukherjee S (2021), An overview of multifarious importance of pteridophytes in Sinha D eds. Hand Book of agriculture and plant sciences, ABS Books, Delhi. ISBN: 978-93-91002-25-1.
  • Mukherjee S, Ray S, Ghosh S and Sinha Ray D (2020) Women and Nature interface in Voices beyond silence: issues and insights, Bethune College publication, (ISBN: 978-81-948279-2-4).
  • Mukherjee S (2020) Ocean acidification in Proceedings of State level Seminar on Environment: Issues for concern, pg:44-48, held on 24th Feb, 2020,Bethune College.

Conference Proceedings

  • Ghosh D, Ray S and Mukherjee M (2022) In silico characterization of Phytochelatin Synthase in Plants. In Biosystematics and Bioresources: The proceedings of the International Conference on Algae, Fungi and Plants: Systematics to Applications (AFPSA-2020)" in celebration of the 100 years Anniversary of the Calcutta university Herbarium (CUH). Editor: Debabrata Maity and Krishnendu Acharya
    Year of Publication: 2022, Pages: xii, 250, ISBN : 978-93-93628-21-33

Conference/ Seminar Paper Presentation Details

  • Acted as Departmental Co-ordinator for DBT-STAR College Scheme (2020-2023).
  • Acted as a resource person in the workshops conducted by Department of Botany, Bethune College under DBT-STAR College Scheme ?- Workshop on Instrumentation to celebrate National Science Day 28th February, 2023'; One Day workshop on the "Synthesis of Ag Nano Particles from neem and curry leaf extract and study of their antimicrobial activity" on 15.02.2023; Workshop on Lab Techniques on Phycology, Mycology, Plant Pathology and Microbiology, 6th-7th December, 2022 and '7 day workshop in Research Techniques', , , 25.04.2022-02.05.2022.
  • Acted as an Organizing Secretary in an International Webinar on "Human Ailment: Basic Research and Clinical Implications", organized by the PG Department of Botany in collaboration with IQAC, Bethune College on 22nd August, 2020
  • Participated in a FDP on 'On-line teaching and E-content Development' from 31.08.2020 to 7.08.2020 organized by Bethune College; Oral Presentation on 'Responses of medicinal plant Bacopa monnieri (L.) Wettest. to abiotic stresses: salinity and drought' in International Conference on "Engineering biotic interactions in the light of social applicability" by MUC women's college, Burdwan(7th -10th August 2020) , workshop on 'Developing skills through tools and techniques' from 02.07.2020 to 04.07.2020 organized by Gokhale Memorial Girls' College, Kolkata; Online STC 'National workshop on Statistical analysis using SPSS' from 22.06.2020 to 26.06.2020 organized by Lovely Professional University, Punjab; Online National FDP on 'Moodle-Learning Management System" from 22.05.2020 to 26.05.2020 organized by Sanatan Dharma College, Ambala Act as an Organizing Secretary in the Webinar on "Coastal areas of West Bengal: Botany and Beyond" organized by the PG Department of Botany in collaboration with IQAC, Bethune College on 18th July 2020.
  • Participated in the Workshop on B.Sc. Syllabus organized by Probir Chatterjee Foundation in collaboration with CAS, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta from 4th to 6th March 2020.
  • Presented poster entitled 'Standardization of a rapid micropropagation protocol for the medicinal herb, Bacopa monnieri (L.)Pennell.' at University of Calcutta sponsored National Seminar on "Advancement in Plant Sciences: An Insight" on 30th September 2019.
  • Presented poster entitled '"Diversification of Flavonol Synthase" at International Conference on Biotechnology & Biological Sciences 'Biospectrum', at Unversity of Engineering & Management Kolkata on 8th-10th August, 2019.

Administrative/Additional Responsibilities

  • Program Officer, NSS Unit, Bethune College (July 2021-till date)