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From Narayanganj to the Ivy League
From Narayanganj to the Ivy League

After studying at a local English medium school in Narayanganj, Bangladesh, Ramisa Fariha went to Brown University, an Ivy League institution in the US 

Born and raised in Narayanganj, R....

Ramisa's Doctoral Dissertation Defense
Ramisa's Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Despite Herculean challenges, Ramisa successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on April 1st, 2024. 

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Brown University's 256th Commencement
Brown University's 256th Commencement

At Brown's 256th Commencement Ceremony on May 26, 2024, Ramisa Fariha walked out of the Van Wickle Gates- a Brown tradition- and was officially hooded a 'doctor'. 

Catch glim....

Ramisa talks about inclusivity at the inaugural DEI Panel at SLAS 2024
Ramisa talks about inclusivity at the inaugural DEI Panel at SLAS 2024

Ramisa served as co-panelist, with Brandon Miller, Marilee Lloyd, and J. Colin Cox, at the first-ever "DEI in the Lab" panel, sharing thoughts and experiences as an international womxn of....

Accessibility in the Lab: Ramisa advocates for authenticity on the 'New Matter' podcast
Accessibility in the Lab: Ramisa advocates for authenticity on the 'New Matter' podcast

Ramisa joins Hannah from SLAS to discuss her experiences and perspectives on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues in the lab (sponsored by Benchling). 

Ramisa and team at SLAS 2024 International Conference
Ramisa and team at SLAS 2024 International Conference

Together with her team, Ramisa presented 4 first-author research posters at the Society of Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) 2024 International Conference in Boston, MA.

Ramisa won t....

Brown researchers create improved, automated system for antidepressant drug detection
Brown researchers create improved, automated system for antidepressant drug detection

The improved technique has the potential to be broadly translated to clinical settings and monitor how prescribed medications impact patients with depression, she added, especially given the need t....

সম্ভাবনাময় যে গবেষণায় নেতৃত্ব দিয়েছেন এক বাংলাদেশি তরুণী
সম্ভাবনাময় যে গবেষণায় নেতৃত্ব দিয়েছেন এক বাংলাদেশি তরুণী

যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের ব্রাউন বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ে বায়োমেডিকেল প্রকৌশল বিভাগে পিএইচডি করছেন বাংলাদেশের মেয়ে রামিসা ফারিহা। সেখানকার ত্রিপাঠী ল্যাব ফর মাইক্রোফ্লুইডিক ডায়াগনস্টিকস অ্যান্ড বায়োমেডিকেল ইঞ্জিনিয়ারিং....

Ramisa and David Present at ASMS
Ramisa and David Present at ASMS

It was a thrilling ride to attend my first ever American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) conference, with my prodigy David. While I presented on our in vitro to in vivo extrapolation study, Da....

Ramisa Mentors for Leadership Alliance
Ramisa Mentors for Leadership Alliance

It was a pleasure to be able to mentor these talented young women in STEM through the Leadership Alliance Program! 

Summer @Brown once again!
Summer @Brown once again!

Learn about my experience as an instructor for Intro to Engineering at Design for Brown Pre-College Program.

Mentee News: David wins UTRA and Presents at Summer Research Symposium
Mentee News: David wins UTRA and Presents at Summer Research Symposium

Congratulations on to Oluwanifemi David Okoh on his amazing UTRA presentation! 

David is a recipient of Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award (UTRA) this year, an....

Mentee News: Farhan's Success at Brown
Mentee News: Farhan's Success at Brown

Meet Farhan- the high school mentee, who is proactively contributing to research at Brown, in-person and virtually. 

Ramisa presents at MSACL 2023 as a Young Investigator
Ramisa presents at MSACL 2023 as a Young Investigator

I had the pleasure to attend the Mass Spec and Advances in Clinical Laboratory (MSACL) 2023 conference as a "Young Investigator" grant recipient again, and present my work on the in vitro....

Mentee News: Sonika spends Summer at MIT
Mentee News: Sonika spends Summer at MIT

This summer has been my best one yet as a mentor! It was incredible to finally meet my mentee Sonika in person and learn about her awesome work at MIT through their summer research program! 

Mentee News: Adam and Emma Graduate with Honors
Mentee News: Adam and Emma Graduate with Honors

Ramisa's two research mentees- Adam Spooner and Emma Rothkopf- graduated from Brown University with their bachelor's of science in Biomedical Engineering with honors at the Brown 255th Comm....

Mentee News: Emma becomes the first undergraduate to receive Young Investigator Grant
Mentee News: Emma becomes the first undergraduate to receive Young Investigator Grant

Ramisa's undergraduate research mentee Emma becomes the first undergraduate student to receive the "Young Investigator" grant at the 2023 Mass Spec and Advances in Clinical Laboratory....

SLAS 2023
SLAS 2023

Catch me present at the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) 2023 conference in San Diego, Monday February 27, 2023 from 12 noon to 1 PM, Pacific time.....

Simplifying Antidepressant Quantification in Clinical Labs
Simplifying Antidepressant Quantification in Clinical Labs

A recent study provides insights on how to use automation and only 20 μL of a serum sample to quantify blood levels of antidepressants.

Brown researchers develop new, automated, powerful diagnostic tool for drug detection
Brown researchers develop new, automated, powerful diagnostic tool for drug detection

The work by a research team made up largely of Brown graduate and undergraduate students addresses a critical biomedical need and has the potential to be widely adapted by clinicians to monitor ant....

September Student Spotlight - Ramisa Fariha ScM'20
September Student Spotlight - Ramisa Fariha ScM'20

Incoming Master's student Ramisa Fariha's celebrity crush helped her realize she wanted to be a biomedical engineer. Growing up in Bangladesh, she had very slow dialup internet and had to s....

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: Next steps in the career search for college graduates during the shutdown
DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: Next steps in the career search for college graduates during the shutdown

April is the usual time that college students are reaching out to recruiters to make that jump into their career after graduation. Living in a COVID world presents problems with that.

Most st....

With a Science Degree
With a Science Degree

My biggest advice would be for one to identify what they are passionate about, and just go for it! When I realized I was passionate about helping people and STEM, I looked for intersections that fi....

February Hopkins Health Equity Discussion
February Hopkins Health Equity Discussion

The first session, will be a fireside chat featuring Doctoral Candidate, Ramisa Fariha, Dr. Kevin Frick, Dr. Britney Scott, and Dr. Deidre Defoe  as they discuss the theme, "How....

New Technique Monitors Patients Taking Antidepressants
New Technique Monitors Patients Taking Antidepressants

In the U.S., around 20% of adults suffer from mental health issues. Per the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as of 2020, approximately 52.9 million individuals reported having some mental healt....

Checkit Go disposable cartridge instantly checks accuracy of liquid handlers and multi-channel pipettes
Checkit Go disposable cartridge instantly checks accuracy of liquid handlers and multi-channel pipettes

The Checkit Go is an easy-to-use, stand-alone, disposable cartridge that allows you to check the accuracy of your liquid handling robot or multi-channel pipette in just seconds. No additional equip....

Control Freak Stories- Brown University
Control Freak Stories- Brown University

“Custom matrices allow us as a team to think of different prototypes we can build going forward and opens up our research studies.” – Ramisa Fariha, Doctoral....

Behrend conference to focus on gender, sexuality and safety
Behrend conference to focus on gender, sexuality and safety

The 2021 Penn State Behrend Gender Conference will feature two days of programming, including sessions about women’s health, maternity and food insecurity, and a modern take on Louisa May Alc....

New, Robust, LC-MS-MS-Based Tool Detects Antidepressants in Blood
New, Robust, LC-MS-MS-Based Tool Detects Antidepressants in Blood

The technique needs only 20 μl of sample and can be configured to run on most liquid handling systems

2019 Comprehensive Brown University
2019 Comprehensive Brown University

A leading research university founded in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1764, Brown University is known for its open curriculum that allows students to become the architects of their own education. T....

For Penn State Behrend's Outstanding First-Year Student, the sky is the limit
For Penn State Behrend's Outstanding First-Year Student, the sky is the limit

Bangladeshi women do not typically come to America to pursue a college education, but there’s nothing typical about Ramisa Fariha, this year’s recipient of the Outstanding First-Year St....

2020 Graduate Student Contribution to Community Life Award Recipients
2020 Graduate Student Contribution to Community Life Award Recipients

Born and raised in Narayanganj, Bangladesh, Ramisa is the first Ivy League student from her hometown. She was the first single female to leave her hometown to pursue her bachelor’s degree in....

Engineering graduate students receive Brown Contribution to Community Life awards
Engineering graduate students receive Brown Contribution to Community Life awards

Brown biomedical engineering’s Ramisa Fariha, Sc.M. ’20 and Benjamin Wilks, Ph.D. ’20, along with John Santiago Ph.D. ’20 (molecular biology, cellular biology and biochemist....

Behrend conference to focus on gender, sexuality and safety
Behrend conference to focus on gender, sexuality and safety

The 2021 Penn State Behrend Gender Conference will feature two days of programming, including sessions about women’s health, maternity and food insecurity, and a modern take on Louisa May Alc....

Brown researchers develop new, automated, powerful diagnostic tool for drug detection
Brown researchers develop new, automated, powerful diagnostic tool for drug detection

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — In recent years, a mass spectrometry process that can detect the amounts of drugs in a biological sample, such as blood, has become....

Tailoring LC-MS platforms for specific applications in drug design and detection
Tailoring LC-MS platforms for specific applications in drug design and detection

Liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry is a popular analytical tool as liquid chromatography separates different substances present in a liquid sample, which can then be identified us....

Researchers develop new, automated, powerful diagnostic tool for drug detection
Researchers develop new, automated, powerful diagnostic tool for drug detection

In recent years, a mass spectrometry process that can detect the amounts of drugs in a biological sample, such as blood, has become a powerful diagnostic tool for helping medical professionals iden....

Brown researchers develop new, automated, powerful diagnostic tool for drug detection
Brown researchers develop new, automated, powerful diagnostic tool for drug detection

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — In recent years, a mass spectrometry process that can detect the amounts of drugs in a biological sample, such as blood, has become....