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Dr. Ankita Bansal

Assistant Professor, Jio Institute

Dr. Ankita Bansal is Assistant Professor of Biomedical & Life Sciences and Principal Investigator of the Cancer Metabolism and Therapeutics laboratory.

Ankita earned her doctorate at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where she used the nematode C. elegans as a model system to study the genetics of aging. Her research emphasized the significant physiological differences between healthspan and elongated lifespan, and found that the genes regulating longevity are different from those implicated in health. This highly cited work had a profound influence in the field of aging research.

Ankita continued her training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania, and discovered novel pathways and combinatorial approaches to target tumor cells by limiting their nutrient availability. At the Jio Institute, her laboratory would investigate dependencies in metabolically reprogrammed cancer cells and pursue these targets for precision therapeutics.

Ankita has a deep passion for technology transfer and turning scientific advancements into useful tangible products for our patients. She has worked extensively at the top academic incubation and technology transfer centers at the University of Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Mount Sinai, and wants to bridge the gap between academic research prototypes and final products. She wants to build on her academic and technology transfer experience to support the Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative at the Jio Institute.

  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
  • B. Tech in Biotechnology, GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi, India

Research Experience 

  • 2018-2023,  Postdoctoral fellow, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA
  • 2014-2018 , Postdoctoral fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  1. Recipient of prestigious Ramalingaswami re-entry fellowship from Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India (2024-)