Department of Anthropology, Sree Chaitanya College, Habra, West Bengal, India.
Dr. Mithun Das is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology, Sree Chaitanya College, Habra, West Bengal, India. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Anthropology in 1998 and Master of Science in Anthropology in 2000 from the University of Calcutta. He obtained in Ph.D. in Anthropology from Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan in 2011.
He was awarded the Raman Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2014-15) to study in USA from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India. He worked as Visiting Scientist at the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA, under the mentorship of Prof. Donna K. Arnett on epigenetics of metabolic syndrome and related phenotypes.
His current interests include genetic, epigenetic and lifestyle factors related to ethnic variations in susceptibility to complex diseases like cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Till date he has over 20 publications in several peer reviewed journals (which include PLoS One, Frontiers in Genetics, Journal of Nutrition Health and Ageing, Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, American Journal of Human Biology, Human Biology, Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, etc.) and one edited book.