Today Google Doodle Pays Rich Tribute to Dr. Kamal Ranadive

    Today’s Google Doodle, marking the birthday of well-known India cell biologist Dr. Kamal Randadive is a big tribute to science, and India’s leadership in advancing healthcare. Dr. Kamal is best known for his pioneering cancer research and commitment to creating a fairer society through science and education.

    For all cell biologists, today is a day for celebration world over. The Indian cell biologist Dr. Kamal Ranadive celebrated his 104th birthday today.

    This google doodle was created by the Indian artist Ibrahim Rayintakanth, Dr. Ranadive looks at the microscope. Kamal Samarat, better known as Kamal Ranadive, was born in Pune, India, in 1917. His father encouraged him to study medicine, but Ranadive thought he should study biology instead.

    Google Doodle Today pays rich tribute to Indian Cell Biologist Dr. Kamal Ranadive

    In 1949 he received his PhD as a researcher at the Indian Cancer Research Center (ICRC) in cytology, the study of cells. After a fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, he returned to Mumbai (then Bombay) and the International Committee of the Red Cross and founded the country’s first tissue culture laboratory.

    “As the director of the ICRC and a pioneer in animal modeling of cancer development, Ranadive was among the first researchers in India to propose a link between breast cancer and heredity and to identify the links among cancers and certain viruses.”

    Continuing this trailblazing work, Ranadive studied Mycobacterium leprae, the bacterium that causes leprosy, and aided in developing a vaccine. In 1973, Dr. Ranadive and 11 colleagues founded the Indian Women Scientists’ Association (IWSA) to support women in scientific fields,” Google Doodle page says.


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