Amartya completed his Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Biotechnology from the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. He then joined the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, where he worked with Prof. Vidita Vaidya exploring the role of perturbed GPCR signaling during early life and serotonergic psychedelics in programming adult anxiodepressive behaviors. In 2019, he was awarded the Indo-US Khorana Scholarship. Amartya joined the MarkoLab in 2024. Currently, he is interested in understanding how psychedelics can potentially influence motor function in mice.

When not juggling pipettes and somersaulting between experiments, he volunteers for non-profit organizations and participates in scientific outreach. In 2020, he, along with his peers, established an international trainee-led neuroscience initiative – Project Encephalon – which keeps diversity and inclusion in its foundational principles and is committed to providing opportunities and resources to new trainees. Apart from science, he enjoys traveling, exploring hidden food joints, dancing, hiking, playing Valorant, and swimming.  

Strange but true: Amartya can virtually fly an airplane on Microsoft Flight Simulator!