Ankita Arora is an RNA researcher-turned-science-writer passionate about biotechnology, rare diseases, genomics, global health and science policy. She loves to share her passion for science with nonscientists by bridging the gap between researchers and the public. She has scientific expertise in all things molecular biology and fell in love with RNA research early in her career, way before RNA became a household name. She is also an ASBMB Advocacy Training Program and an eLife community ambassador alumnus. As a woman in STEM with lived experience in three continents (Asia, Europe and North America), she has advocated for implementing DEI practices in STEM with a focus on international scholars. Outside of science, she likes to read fiction, travel (she is a national park geek), and try out various vegetarian dishes from all over the world. She is also an avid hiker.
Articles by Ankita Arora
Dec. 14, 2023
An updated memo from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has researchers, funders and publishers looking ahead
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
Finding not just glycoproteins and glycolipids but also glycoRNA means “now there are three hands, and we don’t know what that third hand is doing.”
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
Feb. 25, 2021
Hutchinson–Gilford progeria syndrome is a rare, fatal genetic disease that causes premature aging.