University of Nebraska Medical Center

Kamalika Mukherjee, MSc, PhD


  • PhD in RNA Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics Department, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, India, 2017
  • PhD in Biochemistry, University of Calcutta, India, 2017
  • MSc in Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, University of Calcutta, India, 2008
Honors, Awards, Fellowships and Certifications

2020     INSA Young Scientist Award from Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi

2018     Awarded a 3 years post-doctoral fellowship for pursuing research in France by the French National Agency for Research on AIDS (ANRS), 

2018     Awarded and humbly declined a 2 year post-doctoral fellowship for pursuing research in France by the SIDACTION, the French organization for Research on AIDS

2017     Awarded a travel fellowship in the RNA 2017 meeting in Prague, Czech Republic.

2016    EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme Fellowship in the form of a meeting  registration fee waiver in the EMBO | EMBL Symposia: The Complex Life of mRNA, at EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany.

2015     Best Poster Award in the Society for Biological Chemists, India - Kolkata Chapter at CSIR-IICB, Kolkata.

2014     EMBL Travel Fellowship in the EMBO | EMBL Symposia: The Complex Life of mRNA, at EMBL,  Heidelberg, Germany, 2014

2011     Secured First position in the CSIR-IICB intra-institutional PhD Course Work Program in Chemistry

2008     Qualified in National Eligibility Test (NET) Examination (Decembe, 2008) for PhD enrollment.

Selected Publications
  1. Ganguly S, Ghoshal B, Banerji I, Bhattacharjee S, Chakraborty S, Goswami A, Mukherjee K*, Bhattacharyya SN*. Leishmania survives by exporting miR-146a from infected to resident cells to subjugate inflammation. Life Sci Alliance. 2022 Jun;5(6). doi: 10.26508/lsa.202101229. Print 2022 Jun. PubMed PMID: 35210329; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8881743. (*Co-corresponding authors)
  2. Mukherjee K, Ghoshal B, Ghosh S, Chakrabarty Y, Shwetha S, Das S, Bhattacharyya SN. Reversible HuR-microRNA binding controls extracellular export of miR-122 and augments stress response. EMBO Rep. 2016 Aug;17(8):1184-203. doi: 10.15252/embr.201541930. Epub 2016 Jul 11. PubMed PMID: 27402548; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4967961.
  3. Goswami A*, Mukherjee K*, Mazumder A*, Ganguly S*, Mukherjee I, Chakrabarti S, Roy S, Sundar S, Chattopadhyay K, Bhattacharyya SN. MicroRNA exporter HuR clears the internalized pathogens by promoting pro-inflammatory response in infected macrophages. EMBO Mol Med. 2020 Mar 6;12(3):e11011. doi: 10.15252/emmm.201911011. Epub 2020 Feb 7. PubMed PMID: 32031337; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7059013. (*Joint first authors)
  4. Ghosh S*, Mukherjee K*, Chakrabarty Y*, Chatterjee S, Ghoshal B, Bhattacharyya SN. GW182 Proteins Restrict Extracellular Vesicle-Mediated Export of MicroRNAs in Mammalian Cancer Cells. Mol Cell Biol. 2021 Apr 22;41(5). doi: 10.1128/MCB.00483-20. Print 2021 Apr 22. PubMed PMID: 33685914; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8088265. (*Joint first authors)
  5. Mukherjee B*, Mukherjee K*, Nanda P, Mukhopadhayay R, Ravichandiran V, Bhattacharyya SN, Roy S. Probing the molecular mechanism of aggressive infection by antimony resistant Leishmania donovani. 2021 Sep;145:155245. doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2020.155245. Epub 2020 Aug 26. Review. PubMed PMID: 32861564.(*Joint first authors)
  1. Tantale K, Garcia-Oliver E, Robert MC, L'Hostis A, Yang Y, Tsanov N, Topno R, Gostan T, Kozulic-Pirher A, Basu-Shrivastava M, Mukherjee K, Slaninova V, Andrau JC, Mueller F, Basyuk E, Radulescu O, Bertrand E. Stochastic pausing at latent HIV-1 promoters generates transcriptional bursting. Nat Commun. 2021 Jul 23;12(1):4503. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-24462-5. PubMed PMID: 34301927; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8302722.
  2. Bandyopadhyay D, Basu S, Mukherjee I, Chakrabarti S, Chakrabarti P, Mukherjee K, Bhattacharyya SN. Accelerated Export of Dicer1 from Lipid-Challenged Hepatocytes Buffers Cellular miRNA-122 Levels and Prevents Cell Death. J Biol Chem. 2023 Jun 30:104999. doi: 10.1016/j.jbc.2023.104999. Online ahead of print. PMID: 37394005
  3. Mateescu B, Kowal EJ, van Balkom BW, Bartel S, Bhattacharyya SN, Buzás EI, Buck AH, de Candia P, Chow FW, Das S, Driedonks TA, Fernández-Messina L, Haderk F, Hill AF, Jones JC, Van Keuren-Jensen KR, Lai CP, Lässer C, Liegro ID, Lunavat TR, Lorenowicz MJ, Maas SL, Mäger I, Mittelbrunn M, Momma S, Mukherjee K, Nawaz M, Pegtel DM, Pfaffl MW, Schiffelers RM, Tahara H, Théry C, Tosar JP, Wauben MH, Witwer KW, Nolte-'t Hoen EN. Obstacles and opportunities in the functional analysis of extracellular vesicle RNA - an ISEV position paper. J Extracell Vesicles. 2017;6(1):1286095. doi: 10.1080/20013078.2017.1286095. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28326170; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5345583.
  4. Das A, Basu S, Bandyopadhyay D, Mukherjee K, Datta D, Chakraborty S, Jana S, Adak M, Bose S, Chakrabarti S, Swarnakar S, Chakrabarti P, Bhattacharyya SN. Inhibition of extracellular vesicle-associated MMP2 abrogates intercellular hepatic miR-122 transfer to liver macrophages and curtails inflammation. 2021 Dec 17;24(12):103428. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2021.103428. eCollection 2021 Dec 17. PubMed PMID: 34877493; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8633982.