In a remarkable achievement, two esteemed faculty members from Jio Institute, Dr. Ankita Bansal and Dr. Varun Aggarwala, have been honoured with the prestigious Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. This esteemed recognition serves as a testament to their ground-breaking research in the field of biotechnology.
Dr. Ankita Bansal, an accomplished Assistant Professor at Jio Institute, has been granted the Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship for her pioneering work in metabolic reprogramming in tumor cells for therapeutic applications. With a vision to revolutionize cancer treatments, Dr. Bansal is working to identify distinctive metabolic alterations in cancerous cells among Indian patients. Her goal is to develop personalized and targeted therapeutic interventions, offering new hope to cancer patients in the country.
On the other hand, Dr. Varun Aggarwala, another talented Assistant Professor at Jio Institute, has also been honoured with the Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship. Dr. Aggarwala's research focuses on advancing safe and scalable Faecal Transplants, a cutting-edge area of research with immense potential to revolutionize gastrointestinal treatments. Moreover, he is dedicated to studying the composition and stability of the human microbiota in various health and disease conditions. Dr. Aggarwala plans to establish extensive clinical collaborations to gather critical insights that can pave the way for novel therapeutic approaches targeting the gut microbiome.
The Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship is a highly competitive and prestigious award aimed at encouraging the re-entry of talented Indian scientists into the country's research and academic landscape. Both Dr. Ankita Bansal and Dr. Varun Aggarwala's success in securing this fellowship not only highlights their individual brilliance but also underlines Jio Institute's commitment to fostering cutting-edge research and innovation in the field of biotechnology.
The entire Jio Institute community congratulates Dr. Ankita Bansal and Dr. Varun Aggarwala on their remarkable achievements and eagerly anticipates the ground-breaking discoveries and advancements they will bring forth in the field of biotechnology, ultimately benefiting the healthcare landscape in India and beyond.