Rev. Dr. Sushmita Mukherjee
Associate Professor of Research and Microscopy Core Facility Director, Weill Cornell Medicine
Ordained by and affiliated with One Spirit Learning Alliance as an interspiritual clergy
Candidate for psychoanalytic training, Jungian Psychoanalytic Association (on leave of absence)
Sushmita Mukherjee is an ordained interspiritual minister, with a part-time practice providing spiritual companionship to individuals and groups. She is currently in training to further refine her craft of interspiritual counseling. She is also in training as a candidate (currently on leave of absence) at the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association (JPA), in New York City. Trained as a biophysicist in India and in the United States, she works as an Associate Professor of Research at Weill Cornell Medicine, the medical college of Cornell University, in New York City. Her scientific work focuses on high-resolution microscopy and image analysis, and their applications in cutting edge biomedical research. She is thus very finely attuned to the nuances of images, and the stories images can tell (in scientific parlance, this is called “image analysis”). Sushmita’s spiritual companionship work is deeply influenced by Jungian/archetypal thought. She thus sees images as carriers of potent symbols and as sources of mythopoesis. Images, for her, are living psychic entities which have the power to influence our thinking, and if consciously aligned with, have the power to transform our souls and our lived lives. Sushmita loves to write, to visualize, to chant, and to create art that lives at the interface of science and soul. And last, but not the least, she is the mother of a splendidly out-of-the-box teen. Sushmita sees the word “mother” more as a verb than a noun, and considers mothering the most rigorous of all her psychospiritual practices!