An immunologist, Chatterjea'’s research interests are in cellular and molecular
immunology with a particular focus on the development of immune cells. 

As a graduate student at Stanford, Chatterjea focused on the early development of
precursors of immune T-cells from hematopoietic stem cells. Her desire to broaden her
knowledge of the development and function of other immune cell types led her to Dr. Steve
Galli’s group at Stanford when she worked on molecular and cellular aspects of mass cell
basophil development and function in parasitic and bacterial models of inflammation. 

Chatterjea was a senior associate in immunology research at Genentech, Inc. Her work
involved targeting inflammatory mechanisms in T-cells and other immune cells specifically
in the context of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple
sclerosis. 

EDUCATION: B.A., Mount Holyoke College Ph.D., Stanford University 

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Mast cell degranulation mediates compound 48/80-induced plantar thermal hypernociception and the local inflammatory response in mice (with A Wetzel, M Mack, C Engblom, J Allen, C Mora-Solano, L Paredes, E Balsells, and T Martinov), Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (2012)
 

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IL-3 is required for increases in blood basophils in nematode infection in mice and can enhance IgE-dependent IL-4 production by basophils in vitro (with Chris S. Lantz, Booki Min, Mindy Tsai, Glenn Dranoff, and Stephen J. Galli), Laboratory Investigation (2008)