Hyderabad: Ananya Dash, a third year IMSc Systems Biology student at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been selected to do a summer internship at the Institute For Systems Biology, Seattle for a period of two months from May to July, 2019 under the supervision of Prof. Nitin Baliga on a fully-funded fellowship.
Institute for Systems Biology is a non-profit biomedical research organization whose core values revolve around solving complex problems of human health and environmental issues with a cross-disciplinary approach. Prof. Nitin Baliga uses a Systems Biology approach to construct predictive models of cellular and molecular networks to address questions relevant to the area of microbial ecology, tuberculosis and cancer.
During her internship, Ananya will be working in the area of anti microbial resistance and will be a part of the Systems Education Experience (SEE) program wherein, she will be able to transform the experiences of the project into development of science curriculum.
Previous two summers, Ananya has done her internships at the University of Hyderabad under the guidance of Prof. Sharmistha Banerjee and the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (InStem), Bangalore under Dr. Ravi Muddashetty. She is actively involved in the TCIS-outreach program as a resource person and is also a student coordinator of Junior Science Club, College for Integrated Studies, UoH as well.