Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University
Antara Dattagupta is a first year EnMed Student from College Station, Texas. She recently graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and with a Therapeutics Manufacturing Certificate from the Biomedical Engineering Department. Antara began researching in high school where she conducted research at the Texas A&M Health Sciences Center in the Molecular and Cellular Department from May 2013 until May 2016. Her research project revolved around a protein transport pathway called the Twin Arginine Translocation Pathway. She created her own set of fluorescent precursors to test the pathway in order to verify a model proposed by the lab she was working in. She presented her work at various state competitions and went on to present at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. During her undergraduate years, she researched in a biotechnology lab working on elucidating the mechanisms underlying virulence inhibition by indole on Salmonella. She also interned at Oak Ridge National laboratories where she worked on optimizing protein secretion systems in Psuedomonas Putida KT2440. She is interested in continuing research in areas such as drug delivery and protein pathways.
Antara was community service chair for the Texas A&M University chapter of Tau Beta Pi Engineering honors society. During her free time, she enjoyed volunteering at Family Promise shelter and at Davita Dialysis. Antara is excited to serve as one of new the community service chairs for the Houston class of 2023. In her free time, Antara enjoys running outside, swimming, Indian dancing and traveling.