Krishnendu is from West Bengal, India and religiously follows cricket as well as movies. His tryst with scientific research started at PGIMER, Chandigarh from where he completed his masters in Medical Biotechnology. He then moved to Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore to pursue his PhD in the lab of Prof. K. Muniyappa. During his PhD. he studied meiotic chromosomes pairing in budding yeast. In the course of his graduate studies he got intrigued with the effect of chromatin structure on transcription and decided to pursue it further. This led him to join Dr. Nadine Vastenhouw’s group at MPI-CBG Dresden where he moved in Nov. 2013. Currently, he is investigating whether chromatin structure regulates the onset of transcription during genome activation in zebrafish.
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