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Sanghamitra Das

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Grad Teaching Assistant
Graduate Assistant/Associate, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4601
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Biology (Biology and Society)
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


Sanghamitra is a graduate scholar working at the intersection between science, technology and society. Her research focuses on the life sciences, genetics and biomedical technologies and their relationships with societies, particularly in the non-western world. 

She has a background in the life sciences and science policy. Her research experience includes sleep research in a neuroscience laboratory in India, and a study of the social organization of entomologists in North-East India. Her current research focuses on the ongoing debate surrounding the human aplications of gene-editing technologies, and the ethical, social and political issues that this entails.

She is an avid reader with a passion for writing. She believes that in addition to publishing research articles, there is a need to promote public engagement in democratic deliberations around emerging technologies through articles in various media outlets. She aims to contribute to the same through her own academic and non-academic publications.



Bachelor of Science, Bangalore University, India

Master of Science, Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Master of Philosophy, Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Research Interests

History of Life Sciences

Science and Technology Studies


Science and Citizenship


Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 312Bioethics
PHI 320Bioethics