Maltreyl Upadhyay

Maitreyi Upadhyay

Maitreyi Upadhyay

Post Doctoral Researcher

Current Position: Preceptor. SCRB Department, Harvard Universisty


B.Sc., Biotechnology. Hislop College, Nagpur, India

M.Sc. Biotechnology. Hislop College. Nagpur, India

Ph.D., Biology. State University of New York at Albany. Albany NY, USA

Research Interests:

I was raised by two biochemists and so, from the time I was around 5 or 6 years old, my universe has been populated with stories about stories of scientists, about inventions of vaccines, and about disease microbiology.

I have spent the major portion of my life in India, where I obtained my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Biotechnology and taught as an assistant professor for two years at Hislop College, Nagpur. My teaching and research experience further increased my interest in the field, and therefore I moved to the US and obtained my PhD from the University at Albany, SUNY, New York in Dr. Prash Rangan’s lab.

Wildlife biology has interested me for more than a decade. It has been my dream to use the knowledge and research skills that I have gained over the years in understanding how habitat and the ecological niche influence and shape animal behavior, and also result in phenotypic diversity. Therefore, I decided to pursue postdoctoral research in the Extavour lab.

I am currently a preceptor in the SCRB Department at Harvard.

Other Publications:

McCarthy A, Deiulio A, Martin ET, Upadhyay M, Rangan P. (2018) Tip60 complex promotes expression of a differentiation factor to regulate germline differentiation in female DrosophilaMol Biol Cell 29(24):2933-2945

Upadhyay M, Kuna M, Tudor S, Martino Cortez Y, Rangan P (2018) A switch in the mode of Wnt signaling orchestrates the formation of germline stem cell differentiation niche in DrosophilaPLoS Genet 14(1): e1007154.

Flora P, McCarthy A, Upadhyay M and Rangan P. Springer Series book chapter (2017) “Role of chromatin modifications in Drosophila germline stem cell differentiation” Volume 21. Signaling- mediated Control of Cell Division

Upadhyay M, Cortez YM, Wong-Deyrup S, Tavares L, Schowalter S, Flora P, Hill C, Nasrallah MA, Chittur S, and Rangan P (2016) Transposon Dysregulation Modulates dWnt4 Signaling to Control Germline Stem Cell Differentiation in DrosophilaPLoS Genet. 12(3): e1005918. (Editors Choice: Science)

Upadhyay M, Nashikkar N, Begde D, Bundale S, Pise M, Rudra J and Upadhyay A (2013) Study of antimicrobial, antioxidant and antiquorum sensing properties of Euphorbia trigonaGlobal Journal of Research on Medicinal Plants & Indigenous Medicine; Koppa Vol. 2, Iss. 9:630-641.