Argonne National Laboratory

Anindita (Oni) Basu

Assistant Scientist (Joint Appointment) & Assistant Professor, Genetic Medicine, The University of Chicago

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Soft Matter Physics
Post-doctoral fellow, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Applied Physics, Harvard Engineering and Applied Science

I aim to do research and teach in the multi-disciplinary fields of genomics, microfluidics, medicine, and nano- and bio-materials. Combining these various scientific research areas, I will bring new technologies to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of human disease. These are areas where I have trained and sought expertise in through my Ph.D. in soft matter Physics under Dr. Arjun Yodh, followed by my post-doctoral studies in microfluidics in the applied Physics group of Dr. David Weitz and single-cell genomics in the Systems Biology group of Dr. Aviv Regev at the Broad Institute. As a joint appointee at Argonne National Lab and University of Chicago, I continue to work in this very exciting interface of Science by bringing bio/nano materials and device capabilities at Argonne National Lab to answer pressing scientific questions in genomics, biology and medicine at the University of Chicago.


Recent Selected Publications:

Y. Tao, A. Rotem, H. Zhang, C. B. Chang, A. Basu, A. O. Kolawole, S. A. Koehler, Y. Ren, J. S. Lin, J. M. Pipas, A. B. Feldman, C. E. Wobus and D. A. Weitz, Rapid, targeted and culture-free viral infectivity assay in drop-based microfluidics, Lab on a Chip, DOI: 10.1039/C5LC00556F (2015)

E.  Z. Macosko, A. Basu, R. Satija, J. Nemesh, K. Shekhar, M. Goldman, I. Tirosh, A.  R. Bialas, N. Kamitaki, E.  M. Martersteck, J. J. Trombetta, D. A. Weitz, J. R. Sanes, A. K. Shalek, A. Regev and S. A. McCarroll, Highly Parallel Genome-Wide Expression Profiling of Individual Cells Using Nanoliter Droplets, Cell, 161, 1202 (2015)

A. Rotem, O. Ram, N. Shoresh, R. A. Sperling, M. Schnall-Levin, H. Zhang, A. Basu, B. E. Bernstein and D. A. Weitz, High-Throughput Single-Cell Labeling (Hi-Scl) for Rna-Seq Using Drop-Based Microfluidics, PLoS ONE, 10, e0116328 (2015)

A. Basu, Y. Xu, T. Still, P. E. Arratia, Z. Zhang, K. N. Nordstrom, J. M. Rieser, J. P. Gollub, D.J. Durian and A. G. Yodh,  Rheology of Soft Colloids Across the Onset of Rigidity: Scaling Behavior, Thermal, and Non-thermal Responses, Soft Matter, 10(17), 3027 (2014)

A. Basu, Q. Wen, X. Mao, T. C. Lubensky, P.A. Janmey and A. G. Yodh, Non-affine displacements in flexible polymer networks, Macromolecules, 44, 1671 (2011)

K. N. Nordstrom, E. Verneuil, P. E. Arratia, A. Basu, Z. Zhang, A. G. Yodh, J. P. Gollub and D. J. Durian, Microfluidic rheology of soft colloids above and below jamming, Physical Review Letters, 105, 175701 (2010)