Rajeev Ranjan

Rajeev Ranjan

I am passionate about learning and communicating science in an easy and effective way. As Einstein said “If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.” The impact of science and healthcare on society and human well-being is phenomenal, however, owing to the wide knowledge- and communication- gap among the general public, health and science are seen as separate entities in the real world. I have been very closely associated with a family of medical background, which  awakened my interest in improving the status of science and health communication early on.

Science is all about curiosity. Driven by my passion, I chose to study biology and biotechnology for my undergraduate and postgraduate studies. By this time, I was fascinated by the incredible diversity and functions of the immune system in infection and immunity, so I did my Ph.D. in Germany and specialized on the underlying mechanisms involved in regulating the interplay of immune cells and soluble factors in tissue repair responses. Subsequently, I carried out postdoctoral research in USA and Germany with a focus on understanding the regulatory network of metabolic processes and immune responses during salmonella infection and fetal tissue repair.