research writer, canadian science publishing, march 2018 - present


research writer, Cardiac arrthymia network of canada, february 2018 - present


Research storyteller, western university, november 2017 - august 2018

Aniruddho was hired as Western University’s Research Storyteller, to better communicate research excellence in Social Science, Arts and Humanities, Music, Law, Education and Visual Arts to a wider audience, within Western and outside of it. Click below to read a report on his activities - the tasks he did, and the initiatives he took.


London free press, july 2017

Aniruddho wrote an Op-Ed piece in the weekend edition of the London Free Press, covering the second Synthetic Biology Symposium held at Western University.


SCIENCE Writer, CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME

OCTOBER 2016 - PRESENT

Aniruddho designs and conducts microbiology and neuroscience workshops for Grade 7 and Grade 8 school children. In addition, he is writing profiles of the Hall of Fame laureates for general audiences.


FACULTY OF SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO

AUGUST 2014 - AUGUST 2016

The following articles were written by Aniruddho during his time as a Science Communication Officer under the mentorship of Ms. Marilyn Steinberg, the Director of Communications, Public Relations and Science Engagement at the Faculty of Science, University of Western Ontario. After interviewing each of the individuals, he crafted their stories in way that would be easily accessible to the general public. These articles were published on the Faculty of Science, University of Western Ontario homepage and the Department of Biology homepage. Please click on the article heading to read the full article.


...for a group of organisms, a myriad collection of genes enables them to cope with and adapt to ever-changing environmental conditions around them and is essential for their continued survival. Too little of it can be harmful and potentially fatal in the long-term. With the loss of raw genetic material, populations lose the ability to adapt to new environmental conditions akin to the majority of a hockey team being out of commission due to injuries...”

...students of biology peer, poke and prod at life with their version of a meter-stick; they count cells and weigh tissues, assay hormones and assess memory, track migration distances and determine reaction times. By measuring ‘life’, they inch closer to understanding it...”

...just like letters combine in different ways to produce poems, limericks, short stories and novels, genome chemicals combine with each other in various patterns resulting in the diversity life we often take for granted...”

...while it is “extremely difficult to mathematically capture the uncertainty inherent in temperature modelling,” Dr. Mamon and his students are using powerful mathematical tools to capture the salient features of randomness, seasonality and weather dynamics to more accurately inform the world of finance and insurance...”

...different combinations of elements such as carbon and hydrogen give rise to a variety of materials such as wood, clay and iron. When a potter in ancient Egypt took a handful of clay, moulded it into a pot and baked it in an oven, chemical properties of those elements were changed. By using sensitive instruments to detect these chemical properties, Madalena can indirectly determine the age of the object, the various materials used and how those materials were combined to create the object...”

...governments and the public need to remember that space research and exploration is a crucial long-term investment for all of our futures with numerous practical benefits,” says Zach and continues, “we are definitely entering a new phase of space-exploration with a renewed interest not only in mining resources and establishing bases on the Moon but also on Mars.”

...if an epidemiologist wants to track the outbreak of the West Nile Virus in London, how does she divide tasks between herself and the computer and how does she incorporate previous malarial data in order to deal with the current situation?” asks Kemi, who is essentially trying to combine the creative problem-solving dexterity inherent in the human mind with the sheer processing power of computers...”

...neuronal connections are seemingly random assortments of tangles, akin to a collection of wet hairballs, making it impossible to examine them in an organized fashion. To this end, Mohammadali has built a particular kind of glass-slide on which he can direct the growth of neuronal connections through specific channels that he has etched onto the glass-slide...”

western gradcast, SOCIETY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO

JANUARY 2016 - APRIL 2016

Gradcast is the official podcast and radio show of the Society of Graduate Students at Western University, highlighting the research of Western's graduate students. Aniruddho conducted four live radio interviews with graduate students whose research topics ranged from political think-tanks to the promotion of health literacy.






chair, organizing committee, biology graduate research forum, BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO

FEBRUARY 2015 - OCTOBER 2015

The Biology Graduate Research Forum is the Biology Department's annual showcase for graduate student research. Aniruddho's objective as the Chair of the Forum's organizing committee was to •increase the accessibility of graduate student research amongst scientists with different research backgrounds within the department, •increase the visibility of graduate student research of the department across the university •encourage the artistic and human side of graduate research students by giving a platform for their artistic endeavours and •present their research as science outreach. To do so, he overhauled the Forum's six-year old format and planned, organized and executed the aforementioned objectives by introducing research talks in academic-conference specific formats, introducing the Three-Minute Thesis format, establishing the Bio-Booth as a science outreach initiative and handling all social-media pertaining to and during the event via Facebook and Twitter.