42909-Sinha, Mithun

Mithun Sinha, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

IB 450
Indianapolis, IN



Post-Doctoral Researcher                                                                                        2012- 2017

Prof. Chandan K. Sen laboratory

Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio (USA)


 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from University of Calcutta, India                                 2012

major field of study- Biotechnology

Dissertation: Involvement of microRNAs in Huntington’s Disease.

Prof. Nitai P. Bhattacharyya laboratory, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India


 Master of Science from University of Calcutta, India                                               2005

Major: Biotechnology


M.Sc project                                                                                                              2004

Study of interaction between β’ and ω subunits of  RNA Polymerase of E.Coli

Prof. Dipankar Chatterjee laboratory, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.  


Bachelor of Science from University of Calcutta, India                                            2003

Major: Microbiology



2018- present Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Indiana University

2017- 2018 Research Associate-2, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University

2012-2017 Postdoctoral Researcher – Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University


2018- present- Associate editor- RNA Biology (ISSN: 1547-6286) – IF -5.21

2018- present- Academic editor, Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity (ISSN: 1942-0900)- IF - 4.94.

2017-2018 - Guest editor, Oxidative Medicine, and Cellular Longevity

2019 - Invited lecture, School of Life Sciences, Presidency University, India

2018 - Invited lecture, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India

2016 - Invited lecture, World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WU-WHS) and European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS) Joint Conference, Florence Italy

2015- present - Member, Wound Healing Society

2017- present - Member, American Association for Advancement of Science

2017- present - Member Publications Committee, Wound Healing Society

Key Publications

1. Sinha M, Sen CK, Singh K, Das A, Ghatak S, Rhea B, Blackstone B, Powell H, Khanna S, Roy S. Direct conversion of injury-site myeloid cells to fibroblast-like cells of granulation tissue. Nature Communications 2018; 9 (1): 936. DOI:10.1038/s41467-018-03208-w

2. Gallego-Perez D, Pal D, Ghatak S, Malkoc V, Higuita-Castro N, Gnyawali S, Chang L, Liao W, Shi J, Sinha M, Singh K, Steen E, Sunyecz A, Stewart R, Moore J, Ziebro T, Northcutt R, Homsy M, Bertani P,
Lu W, Roy S, Khanna S, Rink C, Sundaresan V, Otero J, Lee LJ, Sen CK. Topical tissue nanotransfection mediates non-viral stroma reprogramming and rescue. Nature Nanotechnology 2017; 12 (10),
974-979. DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2017.134.

3. Roy S, Santra S, Das A, Dixith S, Sinha M, Ghatak S, Ghosh N, Banerjee P, Khanna S, Steiner S, Das Ghatak P , Blackstone B, Powell HM, Bergdall VK, Wozniak DJ and Sen CK. Staphylococcus aureus
Biofilm Infection Compromises Wound Healing by Causing Deficiencies in Granulation Tissue Collagen. Annals of Surgery 2018 (in press)

4. Singh K, Pal D, Sinha M, Ghatak S, Gnyawali SC, Khanna S, Roy S, Sen CK. Epigenetic modification of microRNA-200b contributes to diabetic vasculopathy. Molecular Therapy 2017; 25 (12). DOI: 10.1016/j.ymthe.2017.09.009

5. Das A, Ghatak S, Sinha M, Chaffee S, Parinandi NL, Roy S. Correction of MFG-E8 Resolves Inflammation and Promotes Cutaneous Wound Healing in Diabetes. The Journal of Immunology 2016; 196 (12), 5089-
5100. DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1502270

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Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Education
    2012 PhD University of Calcutta
    2005 MS University of Calcutta
    2003 BS University of Calcutta
  • Research

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