Ramisa Fariha

Doctoral Candidate at the Tripathi Lab

Biomedical Engineering , Brown University

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by. I'm Ramisa Fariha, a postdoctoral research associate at the Brown University RNA Center, working under Dr. Juan Alfonzo. I lead the center's mass spectrometry-related studies and have a diverse research background that includes stem cell engineering, tissue engineering, three-dimensional microtissues, optics, mass spectrometry, and now, tRNA modifications. As the first Ivy League graduate from Narayanganj, Bangladesh, my journey has been anything but conventional.

Currently, I'm diving into the fascinating world of tRNA modification from a molecular biology perspective using T. brucei models, employing mass spectrometry to explore the role of tRNA modifications in metabolism. My transition from engineering to molecular biology has opened new and exciting research avenues.

Beyond the lab, I'm deeply committed to the scientific community and devote much of my time to volunteering and mentoring. I serve on the "Knowledge Content and Delivery Council" and "Early Career Committee" of the Society of Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), mentor for SWE and FeMS, and passionately advocate for minorities in STEM worldwide. When I'm not engaged in these activities, I enjoy spending time with my family, writing fiction and nonfiction, nerding out about Dave Bautista, and painting.

I'm excited to share my experiences and insights with you! Feel free to use the 'Contact' tab to reach out for speaking engagements or to learn more about becoming my mentee. Join me for an inspiring and engaging session where we can explore the wonders of science together!

  • Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry
  • Workflow simplification and automation
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Cell and Tissue Engineering
  • STEM equity
  • International Students
  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Brown University (2020- 2024)
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Brown University (2018-2020)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University (2013-2017)

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