Professor Basu’s research interests include the study of the Sun and stars, and using these to study properties of stellar matter. She uses the techniques of helioseismology to study the Sun. Her current interest is the of study solar-cycle related changes in the Sun. She uses data from the Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG) as well as the Michelson Doppler Imager (MDI) on SOHO. Her stellar physics research involves both theoretical studies and the use of asteroseismology.