Dr. Kamal Ranadive: Google is celebrating the 104th birthday of Indian cell biologist Dr. Kamal Ranadive by making a doodle today. Ranadive is known for creating a more equitable society through his unprecedented cancer research and science and education. Today’s doodle has been created by India’s guest artist Ibrahim Ryintakath. Speaking of his inspiration for today’s doodle, Ryintakath said: “My main source of inspiration was the 20th-century lab authenticity and the microworld of leprosy and cancer-related cells. In the doodle created by him, Dr. Ranadive is looking at a microscope.
Kamal Samarth, known as Dr. Kamal Ranadive, was born on this day in Pune, India in 1917. His father inspired him for medical education. Kamal’s father Dinkar used to be a biology professor at Ferguson College in Pune. He aimed to provide the best education to all the children in the house, especially the daughters. Kamal lived up to his father’s promises. He passed every test of life with good marks. Kamal always learned something new and did well in it. She was also a prominent founding member of the Bharatiya Mahila Vigyan Sangh (IWSA). Dr. Kamal Jai Singh Ranadive was also awarded the Padma Bhushan.
Establishment of first Tissue Culture Lab
In 1949, he received a doctorate in cell science, the study of cells, while working as a researcher at the Indian Cancer Research Centre (ICRC). After a fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, she returned to Mumbai (then Bombay) and ICRC, where she founded the country’s first Tissue Culture Lab.
Kamal Ranadive did several types of research on cancer in the early stages. She was the first person to propose a relationship between breast cancer and heredity. This was later confirmed by several researchers.
Ranadive awarded Padma Bhushan
Dr. Kamal was born on November 8, 1917, in Pune. Dr. Kamal Ranadive’s father inspired her to pursue medical education, but she loved biology. Dr. Kamal Ranadive Kamal received a fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Dr. Kamal Ranadive was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1982 for his outstanding medicine.
Kamal Ranadive’s original name was Kamal Samarth, but he was also known as Dr. Kamal Ranadive. On this day, Dr. Kamal Ranadive was born in Pune on 8th November 1917. Dr. Kamal’s father inspired him for medical education. Kamal’s father Dinkar used to be a biology professor at Ferguson College in Pune.
11 chapter in India of IWSA
IWSA now has 11 chapters in India and offers scholarships and childcare options for women in science. Dr. Ranadive’s dedication to health justice and education is impressive for his students who today work as scientists.
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