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Department of Microbiology & Cell Biology, Indian Institute of Science
Saumitra Das is Associate Professor in Department of Microbiology Cell Biology, Indian Institute of Science, Sir C V Raman Avenue, Bangalore, India.
Ribosome binding to the IRES element has been shown to be mediated by a number of cellular proteins (trans acting factors) and cis acting RNA elements. We are studying the RNA-protein interactions that are critical for viral and cellular IRES function.