Indrajit Chowdhury

Indrajit ChowdhuryPosition

Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine

Chapter Affiliate


Background Information



I am a member of Sigma Xi, and am proud to list it at the top of the professional organization section of my curriculum vitae. The research and educational organization supports the intellectual development of the community and solutions for global issues. Moreover, the effective addressing the challenges of community and environment requires more research and more community members as a teacher, student, family members, and great leaders and policy makers at various levels for community awareness and recognizing the importance of the research. We can accomplish these goals through inspiring our community members and promoting science education at various levels of school, colleges and universities. I am interested in serving because Sigma Xi is one of the oldest Scientific Research Society for the honor society of scientists and engineers that is dedicated to companionship in science and engineering and to the advancement of knowledge through research, service, and teaching. Ultimately Sigma Xi enhances the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering and promotes the public understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human life.

Therefore, it is my strong wish to encourage every Sigma Xi member through local chapters to encourage young community members and students to pursue a career in scientific research, and participate at science fairs, promote STEM outreach and education programs at local and community schools, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and nominating junior colleagues for Sigma Xi membership. Also through radio-talk shows, online advertisements, and science café to promote and explain the research in simple terms and importance of scientific awareness to community and various national organizations, small colleges and universities. 

Moreover, being a reproductive biologist, it is my strong wish to encourage science speakers to address chapter audiences and our community on raising general awareness of women’s health and reproductive aging, and provide a comprehensive knowledge of hormonal roles and regulation of reproduction, reproductive senescence; the benchmark scientific discoveries underlying the aging process in populations, awareness of the need for more basic and clinical research in the area of women’s health, and modern technological support in healthy aging. Thus, such knowledge will empower and integrate our scientific community and society to help overcome racial, cultural, social and economical barriers to provide safe, comprehensive reproductive health care for all women in the community.

Thus, I would be honored to support and strengthen our local chapter membership. I will inspire our students and bring them together with a strong interest in science and expose them to the rewards, challenges and possibilities of a career in science and technology.

Professional Membership 

1994–Present: Society for Reproductive Biology and Comparative Endocrinology, India (Life member).
2004–Present: Society for the Study of Reproduction, USA.
2017–Present: Endocrine Society, USA.
2008–Present: Sigma Xi, USA
2009–Present: Frontier in Bioscience, New York, USA.
2012–Present: Frontiers in Stem Cells in Cancer, Washington, DC, USA.    
2015–Present: MHRC Health Disparities Research Training Program (HDRTP), at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center Partnership, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA.
2015 – 2016: American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC, USA.