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Ramisa Fariha

Doctoral Candidate at the Tripathi Lab

Biomedical Engineering , Brown University

Hey! Thanks for stopping by. I am Ramisa, and I am a third year Ph.D. candidate in Biomedical Engineering at Brown University (RI, US). I was born and raised in the small town of Narayanganj, Bangladesh, and I am the first Ivy League graduate from my hometown. I have been around the block when it comes to research, exploring stem cell engineering, tissue engineering, three-dimensional microtissues, optics, and now mass spectrometry.

At present, my research focuses on the design and development of liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)-based diagnostic assays for early detection of reproductive health diseases and therapeutic drug monitoring for clinical applications. My dream is to make a platform that would allow early detection of high-grade serous ovarian cancer in low-resource areas. I am passionate about diagnostic accuracy and healthcare accessibility for all.

Outside the lab, I am serving at the Brown University Graduate Student Council as the Chair of International Advocacy and leading the South Asian Scholars in STEM (SASS) as the President. I also spend my time volunteering for causes to promote equity and equality in STEM. If I am not busy doing any of the aforementioned tasks, you will find me painting, writing, nerding about dinosaurs and Dave Bautista, or video calling my family back home.

Interests
  • Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry
  • Workflow simplification and automation
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Cell and Tissue Engineering
  • STEM equity
  • International Students
Education
  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering (2020- Present)
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Brown University (2018-2020)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University (2013-2017)
Work

Research and Development Intern, ACell Inc. (now Integra Life Sciences) (2017- 2018)