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Who was Dr. Kamal Ranadive?

Dr. Kamal Ranadive (8 November 1917 – 11 April 2001) was an Indian biomedical researcher who is known for her research in cancer about the links between cancers and viruses. She was a founding member of the Indian Women Scientists’ Association (IWSA).

Cancer research pioneer Dr Kamal Ranadive honoured with Google Doodle on 104th b’day

Cancer research pioneer Dr Kamal Ranadive honoured with Google Doodle on 104th b’day
Cancer research pioneer Dr. Kamal Ranadive honoured with Google Doodle on 104th b’day

Google has marked the 104th birth anniversary of Indian cell biologist Dr. Kamal Ranadive today, 8 November, with a doodle. She is known for her novel research on cancer and her devotion to creating a more unbiased society through education and science.

The doodle is illustrated by Ibrahim Rayintakath, an India-based artist, and shows Dr Ranadive looking through a microscope.

“Ranadive also encouraged students and Indian scholars abroad to return to India and put their knowledge to work for their communities. After retiring in 1989, Dr. Ranadive worked in rural communities in Maharashtra, training women as healthcare workers and providing health and nutrition education. The IWSA now has 11 chapters in India and provides scholarships and childcare options for women in science,” Google wrote in a statement.

Dr. Kamal Ranadive Biography, Wiki

Kamal Samarath, better known as Dr. Kamal Ranadive was born on 8 November 1917, in Pune, Maharashtra. It was her father who encouraged her to pursue medical education to excel academically, She received a doctorate in cytology in the year 1949. Cytology is the study of cells.

Ranadive was working at the Indian Cancer Research Center (ICRC) as a researcher when she received her doctorate. She completed her fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. She then returned to India and started the country’s first tissue culture laboratory in Mumbai.

Ranadive also studied Mycobacterium leprae which is the bacterium that causes leprosy. While studying, she further aided in developing a vaccine.

Ranadive, who became the director of ICRC and a developer in animal modeling of cancer development, became one of the first researchers in the country to suggest a link between breast cancer and heredity. She was also the one in the team to identify the links between certain viruses and cancer.

Ranadive, in 1973, founded the Indian Women Scientists’ Association (IWSA) with an aim to support women in scientific fields along with her 11 colleagues.

Dr. Kamal Ranadive Biography Wikipedia
Dr. Kamal Ranadive
Full NameKamal Jayasingh Ranadive
Born8 November 1917
Pune, Bombay presidency, British India
Died11 April 2001 (aged 83)
NationalityIndian
Known forPioneering cancer research
Spouse(s)Jayasing Trimbak Ranadive​​(m. 1939)​
AwardsPadma Bhushan
Scientific career
FieldsCell biology
InstitutionsCancer Research Centre and Tata Memorial Hospital

Dr. Kamal Ranadive Husband

Kamal married J.T Ranadive who was a mathematician in 1939, on May 13th. 

Her full name after that came out to be Kamal Jaysingh Ranadive. 

She had a son named Anil Jaysingh after her marriage and shifted to Bombay (now Mumbai) after that. 

Dr. Kamal Ranadive Career

It was in Bombay that she completed her doctorate from Bombay University. 

After her Doctoral Degree was completed she got a postdoctoral research fellowship to work on tissue culture techniques and work with George Gey at John Hopkins University in the USA. 

Kamal returned to Mumbai after her research at John Hopkins was over and started her work at ICRC. Here she established the country’s first tissue culture laboratory. 

Ranadive was the director of ICRC and a pioneer of animal modeling of cancer. She was the first-ever Indian to propose a link between breast cancer and heredity and also the link between certain cancers and viruses. 

She also studied the Mycobacterium leprae which is the bacteria that causes leprosy. She was the aid in developing the vaccine for the same. 

In 1973, Dr. Ranadive and 11 colleagues founded the Indian Women Scientists’ Association (IWSA) to support women in scientific fields.

Dr. Kamal Ranadive Achievements

She was instrumental in establishing the Experimental Biology Laboratory and Tissue Culture Laboratory in Bombay. From 1966 to 1970 she had assumed the mantle of the Director of the Indian Cancer Research Centre in an acting capacity.  

She also established new research units in Carcinogenesis, Cell leukemia, breast cancer, and Oesophagal cancer.  Another achievement was a link to the susceptibility of cancer and hormones and tumor virus relationship.

Kamal was awarded the Padma Bhushan (the third highest civilian award) for Medicine, in 1982. She was awarded the first Silver Jubilee Research Award 1964, of the Medical Council of India. 

This award included a gold medal and a cash award of ₹ 15,000. She was also awarded the G. J. Watumull Foundation Prize for 1964 in micro-biology.

She was an Emeritus Medical Scientist of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Dr. Kamal Ranadive FAQ’s

Who was Dr. Kamal Ranadive?

Dr. Kamal Ranadive (8 November 1917 – 11 April 2001) was an Indian biomedical researcher who is known for her research in cancer about the links between cancers and viruses. She was a founding member of the Indian Women Scientists’ Association (IWSA).

When did Dr. Kamal Ranadive die?

Dr. Kamal Ranadive died on 11 April 2001 (aged 83).

Who is Dr. Kamal Ranadive’s husband?

Kamal married J.T Ranadive who was a mathematician in 1939, on May 13th. 

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