Research Associate, Microbiology
Ankita got her first Masters of Biotechnology from Mumbai. Then she went on to pursue an additional master’s and a PhD at Georgia State. During those graduate years, she studied heme biochemistry in pathogenic Streptococci and enjoyed dancing. She joined the Helmann lab in 2016 as a post-doc fellow and began investigating the case of Bacillus diabetes in cpgA knockout strains! Currently, Ankita focuses on assigning functions to unknown gene(s) and undertakes study of built-in, Bacillus STRESS response mechanisms. Ankita hopes to be at the research and leadership frontier. In her spare time, Ankita enjoys gardening, promoting diversity in STEM field, travel adventures, and of course sending post-cards of her trips to us.
ajs288 [at] cornell.edu