As a lecturer at Penn, Dr. Basu is responsible for teaching the general physics sequence (PHYS 1010/1020) to postbaccalaureate students in the Pre-Health Programs and undergraduates in the College. She earned her PhD in physics (theoretical condensed matter) from Temple University under the guidance of Professor Peter Riseborough, where she conducted research in phase transitions and spin waves in cerium. Research in heavy fermion and strongly correlated electrons systems continue to be her topics of interest.
As an academic, she is interested in exploring different pedagogical methods and has been a proponent of active learning for her courses in both traditional and remote modalities. As an academic advisor in the Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Programs, she believes that effective communication and proactive mentoring are fundamental to student success.