About Manisit Das

Manisit Das is a 3rd year Ph.D. candidate in Pharmaceutical Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is interested in using nanoparticles to deliver immune therapy, to treat pancreatic cancer and melanoma. When not in the lab, he hikes across the state of North Carolina and admires the state's rich ecological diversity. He is passionate about science communication and shaping public opinion about nature conservation.

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