Sushovan Dam was born in Kolkata, India in 1989. He earned his post graduation in Biotechnology from University of Pune, India. As a part of his Masters dissertation, he worked at Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology on “Understanding the role of host lipid metabolism in Mycobacterium infection”
While pursuing his post graduation, Sushovan was also recipient of fellowships from Indian Academy of Science, Vienne Bio Centre and Wellcome Trust. As a consequence, he had the good opportunity to perform research work at prestigious institutes like Centre for DNA fingerprinting and Diagnostics; India; Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Austria and Wellcome trust Sanger Institute, UK.
Presently Sushovan is a Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow within the ITN Translocation project and is enrolled as a PhD student at the Aix- Marseille Université, France. His research is focused on understanding the Post transcriptional regulation of Porin expression in Escherichia coli and its impact on antibiotic resistance. In summer of 2016, his PhD work was chosen for an oral presentation in Gordon Research Seminar on Microbial Stress.