Susmita Sil, PhD, biographical information

Susmita_Sil_2021.jpgPhD Neuroscience (Alzheimer’s Disease), 2016
University of Calcutta, India

Email

Durham Research Center
985880 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5880

Phone: 402-559-3166


Positions and employment
Awards and honors
Professional memberships and other experiences
Funding


Positions and employment

07/2021-present  Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
06/2019-07/2021 Instructor, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
06/2016-05/2019 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska    
08-2015-03/2016 Guest Lecturer, Vidyasagar College, India
08/2012-07-2013 Guest Lecturer, Bangabasi College, India
06/2010-10/2011 University Grants Commission, Project Fellow, St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, India 

Awards and honors

2020 Young Scientist Award grant, Exosomes in Human Infectious Disease Conference, Nassau, Bahamas (March 4-8, 2020) 
2019 Best oral presentation award, Exosomes, Microvesicles, and Infectious Disease, American Society for exosomes & microvesicles, Bolger Center, Potomac, Maryland (May 31-June 1, 2019)
2018 Invited talk, NeuroHIV Emerging Issues and Substance Abuse Colloquium, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska (October 23-24, 2018)
2018 SNIP Early Career Investigation Travel Award, oral and poster presentation, Joint Meeting of the International Society for NeuroVirology (ISNV) and the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology (SNIP) Chicago, Illinois (April 10-14, 2018)
2017 SNIP Early Career Investigation Travel Award, poster presentation, 23rd  Scientific Conference, Society on Neuroimmune Pharmacology, Philadelphia (March 29-April 1, 2017)
2015-2016  Senior Research Fellow, University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India
2013-2015 Junior Research Fellow, University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India
2015 Young Scientist award programme – oral presentation, Tulsabai Somani Educational Trust Award, Annual conference of Indian Academy of Neurosciences, Panjab University, India
2015 Best oral presentation award, Indian Academy of Neurosciences, Kolkata Chapter, India
2015 Young Scientist Award Programme, Indian Science Congress, Mumbai, India
2014 Best poster presentation award, Indian Science Congress, Jammu, India
2014 Selected as Science Communicator from Kolkata Chapter, for oral presentation at Science Communicator’s Meet, Indian Science Congress, Jammu University, Jammu, India
2014 First rank in the XXVII Training Program on Science Communication and Media Practice, Indian Science News Association, Kolkata, India
2013 Best oral presentation award, Indo-British Symposium, Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata, India
2013 R. Nath Memorial Travel Award, Indian Academy of Neurosciences, Allahabad, India
2013 Best oral presentation award, Indian Academy of Neurosciences, Kolkata Chapter, West Bengal, India
2013 Young Scientist Award Programme, Indian Science Congress, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2012 Best oral presentation award in Indian Academy of Neurosciences, Kolkata Chapter, India
2011 Best poster presentation award, International Conference on Molecules to Systems Physiology: 100 Year Journey, Centenary Celebration of the Department of Physiology, University of Calcutta, India
2010-2011 Project Fellow, University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India
2010 2nd in the order of merit list in MSc, University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India
2008 5th rank in the order of merit list in BSc, University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India

Professional memberships and other experiences

2016-present Society for Neuroscience, membership
2016-present Society for Neuroimmune Pharmacology, membership 
2015-present Physiological Society of India, lifetime membership
2013-present Indian Academy of Neuroscience, lifetime membership
2012-present Indian Science Congress Association, lifetime membership
2020 Invited session chair, International Society for Extracellular Vesicles, annual virtual meeting (July 20-22, 2020)
2020  Invited session chair, Exosomes in Human Infectious Disease Conference, Nassau, Bahamas, (March 4-8, 2020)
2019 Judge for poster session, Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience, Departmental Retreat, Omaha, Nebraska (August 2019)
2018 Invited moderator, NeuroHIV Emerging Issues and Substance Abuse Colloquium, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska (October 23-24, 2018)
2017 UNMC Post-Doctoral Association, Secretary, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska (January-June, 2017)
2016 Translational Research in NeuroAIDS and Mental Health (TRNAMH), training program, John Hopkin’s University

Funding

Active grants 

Title: Astrocytic HIF-1α as a therapeutic target for Alzheimer's like co-morbidity of HAND
Role: Principal Investigator
ID number: R21 grant
Funding agency: NIH
Project period: 2020-2022
Total cost: $419, 375
Direct cost: $275,000

Title: Role of HIV-1 Tat induced astrocytic senescence via the lncRNA BACE-AS miRNA interactions
Role: Principal Investigator
ID Number: CHAIN 2021 Development pilot Grant- Chronic HIV infection and Aging in NeuroAIDS (CHAIN) Center
Funding Agency: CHAIN, NIH P30 MH062261
Project Period: 2021 - 2022
Direct Cost: $50,000

 

Completed

Title: Molecular mechanisms involved in Alzheimer’s like comorbidity of HAND
Role: Principal Investigator
ID number: Pilot grant (R25MH080661) 
Funding agency: DHHS/NIH/NIMH (JHU R25 TRNAMH) 
Project period: 2019-2020
Total cost: $20,000 
Direct cost: $20,000

Title: miR199a-HIF-1α axis in morphine mediated astrocytic amyloidogenesis and neuroinflammation
Role: Principal Investigator
ID number: Pilot grant (Nebraska Center for Substance Abuse Research)
Funding agency: Nebraska Center for Substance Abuse Research
Project period: 2019-2020
Total cost: $30,000 Direct cost: $30,000

 


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