Listen to the first episode of Sci-ROI’s podcast series on ‘Beyond Academia’ stories. In this episode we feature Dr. Sohini Basu Roy, a Subject Matter Expert at Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), sharing about her transition journey from academia into the science communication. Passionate about science writing and communication, Dr. Sohini is also working as a science writer in the OncoBites blog and as a Communication Lead in Open Health System Laboratory. Dr. Sohini is a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and obtained her postdoctoral training from University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA before joining JoVE in October 2021.
Podcast series: ‘Return to India’
Listen to the third latest episode of Sci-ROI’s podcast series on ‘Return to India’ stories. In this episode we feature Dr. Himanshu Gogoi, an Assistant Professor from Amity University, sharing about his transition journey into Indian academia. Dr. Gogoi started his research career with an M.Sc. in Physical Chemistry from Delhi University, in 2013. He then joined the PhD program at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, in 2013. He worked on synthesizing nanoparticle adjuvants with varying crystallinity and studying its effect in antigen binding. He then moved to the University of Florida in 2018 for a postdoctoral stint under Prof. Lei Jin. working on immuno-senescence and vaccine-induced immune response against respiratory pathogens, and role of MPYS in fatty acid metabolism and deciphering the role of lung dendritic cell to maintain tolerance. He was awarded with the Department of Health Research – Young Scientist Award in 2019. After his successful postdoctoral training, Dr. Gogoi joined Amity University, Jaipur in June 2022 as an Assistant Professor.
Listen to the second episode of Sci-ROI’s podcast series on ‘Return to India’ stories. We are proud to feature Dr. Piyush Behari Lal, an active member of Sci-ROI India’s Leadership Team as he shares his transition journey from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, US to the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India as assistant professor. Dr. Lal started his research career with an M.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi in 2005. He then joined the MS-PhD program in microbiology at the University of Texas Dallas, USA in 2008. After getting his PhD, he moved to the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center at University of Wisconsin – Madison for a postdoctoral training, developing genetic tools for Zymomonas mobilis ZM4, a natural ethanologen. Dr. Lal went on to receive the prestigious DBT Ramalingaswami Fellowship in 2021 and finally moved back to India in September 2021.
Listen to the Sci-ROI’s first podcast series on ‘Return to India’ stories. We are proud to feature our very own, Dr. Avijit Banik, an active member of Sci-ROI’s Leadership Team as he shares about his transition journey from the Emory University, Atlanta, US to the GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, India as an associate professor. Dr. Avijit is a cognitive neuroscientist with specialization in the field of Alzheimer’s disease. He obtained his Ph.D. from PGIMER, Chandigarh in 2014 and then went on to receive his post-doctoral trainings, from National University of Singapore and Emory University, Atlanta for more than six years, before he moved back to India in January 2022.