Ankita Arora is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. In her current project, she is trying to decipher rules that govern RNA transport in brain cells. She earned her master’s degree in biotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, then moved to Germany to pursue a Ph.D. in biology at the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg. Her thesis focused on developing new methods to image RNA in live cells. She is also a science policy enthusiast and an active member of the National Science Policy Network — a community led by early-career researchers that focuses on empowering ECRs to increase the role of science in society. Outside of science, she likes to read fiction, travel (she is a national parks geek), and try out various cuisines from all over the world (barring meat, as she is a vegetarian). She is also an avid hiker.
Articles by Ankita Arora
March 15, 2023
JBC Herbert Tabor Early Career Investigator Award winner Jenna Lentini will share her findings on an enzyme that modifies mitochondrial tRNA, at Discover BMB.
Sept. 21, 2022
C. Denise Okafor is an assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State and recipient of an NSF CAREER award.
Aug. 1, 2021
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April 21, 2021
Researchers crowdsourced 10,000 images, stored them on synthetic DNA and then used them to create a portrait of Rosalind Franklin, an often overlooked star of DNA discovery.
April 18, 2021
Human metapneumovirus is a molecular mimic, sneaking past immune systems to cause cold symptoms
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