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Debasmita Roy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

(973) 275-2146
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McNulty Hall
Room 118B

Debasmita Roy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

As an Assistant Professor at Seton Hall, I am excited to share my passion for Biology in the classroom and in the lab. I am fascinated by how cells, especially stem cells, communicate to maintain normal health. The goal of my research is to understand how stem cells decide whether to remain stem cells or differentiate into specialized cells like muscles, neurons, blood cells, etc. Understanding stem cell behavior will allow us to develop novel cell-based therapies against diseases like cancers, developmental defects, and various degenerative disorders. My research uses stem cells residing in the germ line of the microscopic roundworm C. elegans as a model system to investigate cellular networks that regulate the accumulation of stem cells during development and their maintenance later in life.