Dr. Priyanka Samji, Ph.D
Dr. Priyanka Samji is a multi-disciplinary research professional with a strong background in Molecular and Cell Biology. Currently, she is working as a Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Sri Ramachandra University University, Porur, Chennai, India.
She did her B.Sc Hons. in Microbiology (Gold Medalist) from Panjab University, Chandigarh followed by M.Sc. in Biotechnology from MS University of Baroda, Vadodara. She is an alumni from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore where she has done her Ph.D in Molecular Endocrinology and Reproductive Biology.
Dr. Samji worked as a Research associate in Dept. of Biochemistry, IISc, Bangalore (Supported by Wellcome Trust) where she studied the regulation of structure and function of mitochondrial proteins. She worked as an Assistant Professor in MLAC, Bangalore from 2008-2016. During this tenure, she was also a faculty for Star College (DBT, Govt. of India) and BT finishing school (ITBT, Govt. of Karnataka) and organized various scientific events such as conferences, symposia and workshops. She also worked as an Editor (Freelancer) for Cactus communications, Subject matter expert for Edumind Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd and as a Content writer in Medindia Pvt. Ltd.
She is a recipient of Certificate of Merit and Scholarship from CBSE Board and DBT for reasons of outstanding academic performance. She was awarded Junior Research Fellowship in Life Sciences under the CSIR Fellowship Scheme and was also awarded scholarship for pursuing Master’s degree in Biotechnology by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India. Further, she is awarded with Woman Scientist Fellowship by DBT under the BioCARe scheme. She has published various articles in international journals of high impact factor.
Dr. Samji believes in the quote by Ralph Waldo “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow”. Her opinion is that if we have the knowledge, let others light their candles in it and for the same, she visits and delivers lectures in various government and private high schools to ignite the young brains and inculcate the interest for research.