About Manisit Das

Manisit Das is a 3rd year Ph.D. candidate in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at UNC Chapel Hill. Manisit’s research focuses on adjusting the immune suppressed tumor environment in pancreatic cancer using nanoparticles for drug delivery. He is a Co-Organizer of ComSciCon Triangle, a workshop designed to empower STEM graduate students to communicate the concepts in their field and beyond to diverse audiences. When he is not in the lab, you can probably find him in the trails, admiring the diverse beauty of North Carolina. He has hiked in almost all of the 41 North Carolina State Parks.

by Manisit Das March 22, 2018

As early as 1999, a scientific study in Denmark found that patients with Huntington’s disease (HD) are less likely to develop cancer when compared to their healthy relatives and the overall population. A decade later, another independent study looked into … Continue reading

by Manisit Das October 23, 2017

The recent forest fires have been wreaking havoc across California since early October. In fact, destructive wildfires are a frequent occurrence in the dry, western state. Such fires are generally bad news as they cause destruction of property and affect air … Continue reading

by Manisit Das November 11, 2016

This past October, CBS 60 Minutes aired a feature on Artificial Intelligence. They were taking a peek into the world of Watson, a computer system developed by I.B.M that can answer questions framed in natural languages. The same 60 Minutes … Continue reading

by Manisit Das July 22, 2016

If you follow the sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’, you would probably remember how Howard gobbled peanuts to hide his friend from a surprise birthday party, even though he was allergic.  Though it was hilarious, allergies are a serious health … Continue reading