Tag: #WoCInSTEM

Unique Scientist: Dr. Priyanka Mittapelly

Time to meet Dr. Priyanka Mittapelly (She/her)! Dr. Mittapelly is an entomologist and molecular biologist at Colorado State University interested in plant-insect and insect-microbe interactions! What kind of scientist are you? I’m an Entomologist and molecular biologist with research interests in plant-insect and insect-microbe interactions. I received my Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. My…

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Unique Scientist: Manasi Pethe

Time to meet Manasi Pethe (She/her)! Manasi is a protein engineer and a science artist originally from India but currently living in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am a protein engineer. I currently work in the agribiotech sector and previously worked in enzyme design and vaccine design. I have always struggled…

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Unique Scientist: Niba Nirmal

Time to meet Niba Nirmal (She/her)! Niba is a plant molecular biologist at Duke University in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a PhD Candidate studying the genetics of how plants grow and develop. To understand this, I’m using a synthetic biology approach to understand how genes get turned on, off, and…

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Unique Scientist: Akanksha Rai

Time to meet Akanksha Rai (She/her)! Akanksha is an immunologist and science communicator from India! What kind of scientist are you? I am a Master’s student in BITS Pilani researching on Immunology and regularly share science on my website and Instagram. What made you want to become a scientist?There’s something exciting about “asking cool questions…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Michelle Rodrigues

Time to meet Dr. Michelle Rodrigues (She/her)! Dr. Rodrigues is a biological anthropologist who studies friendship, social networks, and stress in primates at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a biological anthropologist who studies friendship, social networks, and stress in primates. My research…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Kishana Taylor

Time to meet Dr. Kishana Taylor (She/her)! Dr. Taylor is a virologist from the USA currently working on her postdoctoral training at the University of California, Davis! What kind of scientist are you? I am a virologist. I currently study Influenza A virus co-infection and subsequent genetic exchange between viruses that can occur as a…

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Unique Scientist: Kritika Gupta

Time to meet Kritika Gupta (She/her)! Kritika is a science communicator originally from India and is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Mississippi in the USA in the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management! What kind of scientist are you? I am a science communicator who guides/informs the audience about various aspects/struggles of…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Kat Milligan-Myhre

Time to meet Dr. Kat Milligan-Myhre (She/her)! Dr. Milligan-Myhre is a well-rounded biologist and an assistant professor at University of Alaska Anchorage in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I have experience in microbiology, including potentially pathogenic microbes and beneficial microbes, bacteria and eukaryotic parasites; immunology; developmental biology; and I work with an…

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