Dr. Kamal Ranadive – Revolutionary Biologist Honored By Google

In honour of the 104th birthday of renowned Indian cell biologist Dr. Kamal Ranadive, Google created a doodle on Monday, November 8. The scientist is most recognised for her enormous contribution to cancer research and lifetime commitment to using science and education to build a more just society. Dr. Ranadive is seen using a microscope in the Google Doodle by international guest artist Ibrahim Rayintakath, who is located in India.

Dr. Kamal Ranadive: Who Was He?

In 1917, Dr. Kamal Samarath, often referred to as Dr. Kamal Ranadive, was born in Pune. Ranadive’s family pushed her to pursue a career in medicine, but she preferred biology. Her doctorate in cytology was awarded to her in 1949 while she was employed as a researcher at the Indian Cancer Research Center (ICRC). After completing her fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, she went back to Bombay (now Mumbai). Later, she opened the first culture laboratory in India at the ICRC in Mumbai. Ranadive was one of the first researchers in the nation to propose a relationship between breast cancer and heredity and identify these links among cancers and certain viruses. Ranadive is the director of the ICRC and a pioneer in animal modelling of cancer development. The Indian cell biologist researched the leprosy-causing bacterium Mycobacterium leprae and contributed to the creation of a vaccine for it. Dr. Ranadive established the Indian Women Scientists’ Association (IWSA) in 1973 with the help of her 11 other coworkers in order to support women in the sciences. “Ranadive likewise exhorted students and Indian scholars overseas to go back to their home nations and put their education to use helping the local populations. After retiring in 1989, the scientist worked in rural Maharashtra areas, educating people about nutrition and health and teaching women to work in the medical field. There are 11 branches of the IWSA in India, which offers childcare options and scholarships for women in science “Google wrote.

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