Perry Research Group
Dr. Sarthak Saha

Dr. Sarthak Saha (he/him)

Postdoctoral Researcher


Office Address:

N560 Life Sciences Laboratory
240 Thatcher Road
Amherst, MA 01003

Mailing Address:

159 Goessmann Laboratory
686 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003

Biographical Statement

Sarthak completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s (Dual Degree) in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. As an undergraduate he was keen about research and gained expertise on “Synthesis and Application Copper-based Nanowires” as a part of Bachelor’s and Master’s Thesis. Further, during his internship at the University of Alberta he focused on “Keratin based Biopolymers for Waste Water Treatment." Alongside the normal curriculum at IIT Kharagpur, Sarthak earned a Micro-specialization in “Micro Fluidics and Nano Patterning”. His present PhD work will be based on developing high-throughput microfluidic platforms for protein crystallization and drug discovery, and he is a member of the Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Program. Apart from research, Sarthak fancies photography and is an active sports person. He loves swimming and is a member of UMass Water Polo Club.

In 2023 Sarthak spent 6 months at EPFL in Switzerland working with Prof. Bart Deplancke's lab.

Dr. Sarthak Saha successfully defended his PhD dissertation on Advanced Microfluidics Platforms for Protein Crystallization and X-ray Crystallography on December 6th, 2023. Dr. Saha was the sixth PhD student to graduate from the Perry Lab! We are very excited that he will continue on as a postdoctoral researcher in the lab.


  1. S. Saha, C. Özden, A. Samkutty, S. Russi, A. Cohen, M.M. Stratton, S.L. Perry, "Polymer-based Microfluidic Device for On-chip Counter-diffusive Crystallization and In Situ X-ray Crystallography at Room Temperature," Lab on a Chip, (2023), 23, 2075-2090. [PDF]
  2. S. Sui, A. Mulichak, R. Kulathila, J. McGee,‡ D. Filiatreault, S. Saha, A. Cohen, J. Song, H. Hung, J. Selway, C. Kirby, O.K. Shrestha, W. Weihofen, M. Fodor, M. Xu, R. Chopra, S.L. Perry, "A Capillary-based Microfluidic Device Enables Primary High-throughput Room-temperature Crystallographic Screening," Journal of Applied Crystallography, (2021), 54(4), 1034-1046. [PDF]
  3. S. Saha, M. Zubair, M.A. Khosa, S. Song, A. Ullah, "Keratin and Chitosan Biosorbants for Wastewater Treatment: A Review," Journal of Polymers and the Environment, (2019), 27(7), 1389-1403. [PDF]
  4. S. Saha, M. Arshad, M. Zubair, A. Ullah, "Keratin as a Biopolymer," in S. Sharma, A. Kumar (eds.) Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials, (2019). [PDF]

Honors and Awards

2023 BioXFEL Support for External Conferences and Professional Development Events Award Recipient
2023 PPG Fellowship
2023 Chemistry-Biology Interface Travel Award
2022 BioXFEL Cross-Training Scholarship
2022 James Douglas Graduate Fellowship
2022 EMBL Corporate Partnership Programme Travel Grant
2022 BioXFEL Support for External Conferences and Professional Development Events Award Recipient
2022 Chemistry-Biology Interface Travel Award
2021 Department of Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Travel Award
2020-2021 PPG Fellowship
2020 BioXFEL Scholar
2019 Chemistry-Biology Interface UMass Trainee Fellowship