Dr. Kamal Ranadive: Who is Ranadive? He is an Indian biomedical researcher, known for his research on ‘cancer’ and he served as the Director of the ICRC. Cancer research pioneer Dr Kamal Ranadive honoured with Google Doodle on 104th b’day. Ranadive is best known for his amazing cancer research and dedication to creating a more equal society through science and education.
Google Doodle today: Cell Biologist Dr. Google dedicated a doodle to Kamal Ranadive on Monday to mark his 104th birthday. Ranadive is best known for his amazing cancer research and dedication to creating a more equal society through science and education.
The doodle, illustrated by India-based artist Ibrahim Rayintakath, shows Dr. Ranadive looking at a microscope.
Kamal Samarath, popularly known as Kamal Ranadive, was born in 1917 in Pune, India. Her father encouraged her to pursue medical education, but instead Ranadiv saw her being called into biology. In 1949, while working as a researcher at the Indian Cancer Research Center (ICRC), he received his doctorate in cytology, the study of cells. After a partnership at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, he returned to Mumbai (then Bombay) and the ICRC, where he established the country’s first tissue culture laboratory.
As the Director of the ICRC and a pioneer in the animal modeling of cancer development, Ranativ was one of the first researchers in India to propose a link between breast cancer and heredity and to find a link between cancers and certain viruses. Ranadiv studied the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae, which causes leprosy, and helped develop the vaccine. In 1973, Drs. Ranadive and 11 colleagues founded the Indian Women Scientists Association (IWSA) in support of women in science.
Happy birthday, Dr. Kamal Ranadive!
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