Aniket Sengupta

Doctoral candidate, EEB
Primary office:
Haworth Hall


Advisor: Lena Hileman
Research Interests: CYCLOIDEA-dependent regulatory network in flower and fruit evolution. History of botany
Hometown: Kolkata, West Bengal, India



Education:

  • Ph.D. scholar at the National Centre of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India, 2011–2012.
  • Master's in botany, University of Delhi, India, 2011.
  • Bachelor's in botany, with honors, Presidency College (University of Calcutta) , Kolkata, India, 2009.


Presentations at Regional, National, & International Meetings: 

  • Sengupta, A. and Hileman, L. Is the corolla symmetry gene network conserved in carpel development? Botany Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. June 2017. Oral contribution.
  • Sengupta, A. Calcutta botanical garden and the making of the modern world. Botany Conference, Savannah, Georgia, USA.  July-August 2016. Oral contribution
  • Sengupta, A., Hileman, L. C. Testing the role of bilateral flower symmetry genes in eudicot lineages with radial flowers. Botany Conference, Edmonton, Canada. August 2015. Poster presentation.


Attendance at Regional, National, & International Workshops, Symposia, & Meetings: 

  • Sengupta, A. Plant Morphology 2014: Linking Phenotype to Development. Co-sponsored by Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and microMORPH, a National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network. Boston, Massachusetts. June 2014.


Major Grants & Proposals: Sengupta, A

  • (Co-PI), Hileman, L. (PI).  Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (NSF).  CYCLOIDEA in flower evolution: understanding re-deployment of genes for novel phenotypes.  Not Funded.


Minor Grants & Proposals:

  • Sengupta, A.  Doctoral Student Research Fund. University of Kansas. US $1,999.  2015-2016. Funded.


Fellowships, Awards, & Honors:

  • Sengupta, A. Genetics Section Graduate Student Travel Award, Genetics section of Section of the Botanical Society of America, for travel to Botany Conference, 2017. US $400.
  • Sengupta, A. Developmental and Structural Section Student Travel Award, Developmental and Structural Section of the Botanical Society of America, for travel to Botany Conference, 2017. US $500.
  • Sengupta, A. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Departmental Travel Fund, Kansas University, for travel to Botany Conference, 2017. US $350.
  • Sengupta, A. Emanuel D. Rudolph Award for best historical presentation, Botany Conference, 2016. US $200. 2016
  • Sengupta, A. Travel Scholarship, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Organization (EEB-GSO), Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Kansas University, for travel to Botany Conference 2016. US $200. 2016.
  • Sengupta, A. Summer Research Fellowship, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Kansas University. US $1,500. 2016.
  • Sengupta, A. Eugenie S. Polson Scholarship, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Kansas University. US $2,500. 2016.
  • Sengupta, A. Mary Harkey Hall Plant Biology Award, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Kansas University, for travel to Botany Conference, 2016. US $500. 2016.
  • Sengupta, A. Vernon I. Cheadle Student Travel Award, Developmental & Structural Section of the Botanical Society of America, for travel to Botany Conference, 2015. US $500. 2015.
  • Sengupta, A. Mary Harkey Hall Plant Biology Award, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Kansas University, for travel to Botany Conference, 2015. US $1,000. 2015.
  • Sengupta, A. Fratcher Botany Scholarship Fund, Botany Summer Research Scholarship, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Kansas University. US $4,000. 2015.
  • Sengupta, A. Summer Research Fellowship, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Kansas University. US $2,000. 2013.
  • Sengupta, A. Panchanan Maheshwari Memorial Prize for the highest score in M.Sc. Botany 2009- 2011. 2012.
  • Sengupta, A. Best Interjector in Prof. Johri Rolling Shield Paper Presentation, Delhi University. 2011.
  • Sengupta, A. NCBS Fellowship. Indian National Rupees 16,000 per month. 2011-2012.

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