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; MPH University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.