Published August 1, 2021
Sumantra Chatterjee is a Research Assistant Professor at the Centre for Human Genetics and Genomics in NYU Grossman School of Medicine in New York. He has trained both as a developmental biologist and a human geneticist studying complex congenital diseases. His work on Hirschsprung disease uncovered how multiple genes and mutations are interconnected, which helped to explain the severity of the disease observed in different patients and help classify patients better.
His current interest is in trying to understand the genetic basis of the broad phenotypic spectrum observed in congenital diseases including Mowat Wilson Syndrome, for a complete understanding of disease progression, better patient classification and hopefully therapeutic intervention in the future