Deb earned her PhD in Molecular Biology from the State University of New York at Albany in the laboratory of Dr. Marlene Belfort studying mobile group 1 introns in bacteriophage T4. She then did postdoctoral work in the labs of Drs. Jay Dunlap and Jennifer Loros where she investigated circadian clock regulation of gene expression and behavior in the model organism Neurospora crassa. In 2008, she joined the Biology Faculty at Texas A&M University. Here she continues to investigate the molecular circadian clock in Neurospora, and the role of the clock in human health. When not in the lab, she enjoys riding her horse Tea and Crumpets, and learning to play the violin.