Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India.
Ranita Ghosh Dastidar, is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, KMC, Manipal with 13 years of international research and teaching experience. Her current focus is energy metabolism and mitochondrial studies. She is a passionate researcher, resourceful molecular and cell biologist with graduate, undergraduate and high school teaching/supervisory and research experience. She has previously completed her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas in the specialty of molecular and cell biology and has postdoctoral training from the University of California, San Diego. She is extensively trained on genomic and proteomic studies and had worked largely with cell lines with emphasis on live-cell imaging by fluorescence microscopy and cell fractionation. She is also trained for various molecular/cell biology techniques, protein chemistry studies and immunological assays that are required for basic science research. She has successfully completed NIH funded research projects under the guidance of her advisors and mentors. She has also collaborated in research projects and has trained MS students who have contribute towards peer reviewed journal publications.
Ranita is interested in student development with student-centred learning pedagogy in laboratory environment. Advocator of diversity, equity and inclusiveness through propagation of collaborative projects that bring in more innovative ideas onto bench and promotes translational research.