Träffa Sanhita Ray, ny postdoktor vid AIMES
Varmt välkommen Sanhita Ray som ny postdoktor vid AIMES från den 8:e December 2021. Vi har ställt några frågor till Sanhita om hennes bakgrund och den nya positionen vid AIMES.
Vad gjorde du innan du började på AIMES?
"I did my PhD in Biochemistry (focussing on Nanotechnology) from the University of Calcutta in Kolkata, India. Then I joined the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) in February 2020 for my first postdoc where I worked on a DARPA funded project on Bioelectronics mediated Tissue Regeneration (BETR). For my second postdoc, I worked at Northeastern University on synthetic biology and living material production", säger Sanhita Ray.
Vad fick dig att vilja vara del av AIMES? Och vad ser du mest fram emot?
"I wanted to join a very involved interdisciplinary group combining biologists, medical doctors and engineers because my own research interests incline more towards engineering and its application in medicine whilst my traditional academic training has been more biology-related. I wanted a solid learning ground that would make me a better engineer and material scientist. The goals and team makeup of AIMES perfectly align with this. I also endeavour to contribute my specialist knowledge in carbon nanomaterials to my group's research activities."
Vilka är de största utmaningarna med din forskning?
"I think the biggest challenge right now is the translation of all the wonderful findings in biology and engineering into a REAL and affordable product/procedure that's out there in the market and people all over the world are using them in real-time.
The COVID pandemic has forced us to adapt and accelerate this product development process. I believe that a deeper insight into engineering principles and learning to streamline research towards a goal for product development can help solve this and that is what I am here to really get into."