CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
Dr. Ranita Ghosh Dastidar has joined in 2019 as a full-time research faculty with 13 years of international research and teaching experience. Her background is in molecular and cell biology. She did her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas and her postdoctoral training was at the University of California San Diego. Her current focus is energy metabolism and mitochondrial studies.
- Research Faculty in Department of Biochemistry, KMC, Manipal
- Speciality: Cell and Molecular Biology with an emphasis on energy metabolism with mitochondrial studies
- Coordinator of Grant Clinic in KMC, Manipal to promote grant writing and guidance to faculty members
- Coordinator of “Research Talk Series” to promote research awareness and networking for post-doctoral positions amongst Ph.D. scholars
- Reviewer of PLOS One.
- Interested in student development with student-centered learning pedagogy in a laboratory environment.
- An advocator of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness through the propagation of collaborative projects that bring in more innovative ideas onto the bench and promotes translational research.
|Degree||Specialisation||Institute||Year of passing|
|Ph.D.||Molecular and Cell Biology||The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas, USA||May, 2012|
|M.S.||Molecular and Cell Biology||The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas, USA.||May, 2009|
|M.Sc.||Biotechnology||Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, W.B.||September, 2002|
|Institution / Organisation||Designation||Role||Tenure|
|Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, MAHE, KA, India||Assistant Professor||2019-onwards|
|North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC, USA||Adjunct Assistant Professor-Biological and Biomedical Sciences||2018-2019|
|Northern Wake Tech College, Raleigh, NC, USA.||Adjunct Faculty - Biology||2018|
|San Diego Miramar College, San Diego, CA, USA.||Adjunct Faculty - Biology||2016-2018|
|Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA, USA.||Adjunct Faculty - Biology||2016-2017|
|University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, USA.||Instructor of Biology - Biochemistry and Cell Biology||2016|
|Cuyamaca College, El Cajon, CA, USA.||Adjunct Faculty - Biological Sciences||2016|
|Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, San Diego||Postdoctoral Researcher||2013-2015|
|Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA, USA.||Adjunct Faculty - Biology||2013|
|Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California, San Diego||Postdoctoral Researcher||2012-2013|
|Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, The University of Texas at Dallas||Research Assistant||2009-2012|
Elucidating the role of metalloproteases in the mitochondrial proteostasis, energy metabolism and apoptosis
Ranita Ghosh Dastidar Dr. Krishnananda Prabhu RV Dr. Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay Dr. Vaishali KH Dr.Somasish Ghosh Dastidar
National Ataxia Foundation of America reports that approximately 1,50,000 Americans suffer from sporadic or hereditary ataxia. Ataxia, being a slowly progressive neurological disorder, can affect people of any age or sex. At the mechanistic level some processes are being related to AFG3L2 and SPG7. AFG3L2 aids in PINK1 maturation and hence is directly linked to Parkinson’s disease. SPG7 may be an important cause underlying the multiple system atrophy of cerebellar type (MSA‐C) phenotype. These sporadic neurological disorders include Parkinsonism. MAHE Research Ignition Grant
AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
Area of Interest
Microbiology; General Biology; Metabolic Biochemistry; Cell/Molecular Biology; Physiology
Area of Expertise
Cell and Molecular Biology
Area of Research
Energy metabolism with mitochondrial studies; Hypoxic studies; Microbiology; Cancer Biology; Neurological degeneration
Professional Affiliations & Contributions
Dr. Ranita Ghosh Dastidar is extensively trained on genomic and proteomic studies and had worked largely with cell lines with an 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. She has also collaborated in research projects and has trained MS students who have contributed towards peer-reviewed journal publications in PubMed. She is capable of handling all relevant projects that have been planned within the department or in collaboration. She is also a reviewer for PLOS One.
Hypoxia elicits broad and systematic changes in protein subcellular localization
2011 Oct;301(4):C913-28. Henke RM* Dastidar RG* Shah A Cadinu D Yao X Hooda J Zhang L
American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology.
The nuclear localization of SWI/SNF proteins is subjected to oxygen regulation.
2012 Aug 1;2(1):30. Dastidar RG Hooda J Shah A Cao TM Henke RM Zhang L
Cell & bioscience.
Deletion of a subgroup of ribosome-related genes minimizes hypoxia-induced changes and confers hypoxia tolerance.
2011 Jul;43(14):855-72. Shah AN Cadinu D Henke RM Xin X Ghosh Dastidar R Zhang L