Who are we and why would we be invisible?
In today's day and age science communication and networking amongst scientists is critical towards effective growth of emerging technologies. We are in the era of big data and maybe even at the threshold of a major paradigm shift in our civilization. The human population is expanding at a pace at which perhaps the environment may not be able to cope and adapt. In such an era where science and technology are at the forefront of human progress and integral to todays problem-solving agendas - we as scientists need to excel at science communication when conveying technical advances to non-scientists and policy makers. This is critical if science needs to be at the helm of the vessel influencing change. Hence, even if a scholar might embark on his journey invisible and unremarkable but we should realize that the viewpoint of every researcher is critical towards our success as a species . . . . and so we aim to bring forth our views, opinions and most importantly the facts uncovered by science and present them to you. Our contributors are . . . .
Arit Ghosh, Ph.D., Molecular Geneticist,
Post doctoral researcher
University of Delaware, Newark
My career path has always aligned towads understanding molecular pathways in the cell. I started with RNAi mechanisms in green algae to G proteins and phosphatases in fungi to ubiquitin and protein degradation in mammalian systems. As a whole I am passionate about elucidating the molecular basis of disease such as in cancer and blood disorders.
I am a cell biologist by training having studied GPCR signaling in evolutionarily conserved hedgehog signaling pathway. Currently I am studying the role of cytoskeleton in megakaryocute maturation and differentiation. In whatever free time I have I enjoy oil painting, cooking and photography and travel!
Kasturi Pal, Ph.D., Cell Biologist,
Assistant Professor, Ashoka University
Nikhilesh Sanyal, Ph.D., Biochemist
Scientific Associate, Medical Communications
inVentiv Health, New York
In my graduate research, I probed enzyme active sites and proteins. While the proteins have moved on, the 'probing' still remains an integral part of my career and thinking. Here, my goal is to give back to the readers a summary of ideas and recent advances in the sciences, the same ones that fuel my curiosity.
The world is a stage... and I am just the believer of thy senses. I am here to talk about others' work when time permits me in between my work.
Somnath Paul, Ph.D. , Epigeneticist & Molecular Biochemist
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Smithville