Padmini Das

Title: Assistant Professor of Biology, Director of Environmental Science and Sustainability Program
Company: Nazareth College
Location: Henrietta, New York, United States

Dr. Padmini Das, Assistant Professor of Biology and Director of Environmental Science and Sustainability Program at Nazareth College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of biological research.

With unparalleled experience in the realm of biology, Dr. Das lends more than 15 years of experience in higher academia to her role as the director of environmental science and sustainability at Nazareth College, where she also serves as an assistant professor. Prior to her work at the college, she served in various capacities on behalf of such institutions as Montclair State University, Kean University, the University of Texas at San Antonio and Modern College through the University of Pune, where she developed her expertise in research, design remediation techniques and finding solutions to elusive questions. Much sought after for her scientific prowess, Dr. Das has also spoken at environmental seminars at the University of Rochester and at several community meetings for the New Jersey Lead Coalition.

Originally hailing from India, Dr. Das drew her inspiration for helping others from the example of her father, who imbued within her a desire to be of service to the greater public well-being. She initially became interested in biology after reading “Silent Spring,” a famous environmental text by Rachel Carson that spurred the modern conservation movement. In pursuing a formal education, Dr. Das studied at Modern College at the University of Pune, where she earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science. Following this accomplishment, she attained a Master of Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Doctor of Philosophy at Montclair State University.

Dr. Das has garnered several awards for her exemplary performance in the field, including a Doctoral Student Research Award from the College of Science and Mathematics at Montclair State University in 2012, various first place victories in graduate student competitions and a number of scholarships and research grants. In accounting for her standout success, she credits her persistence and perseverance, as well as the opportunities bestowed upon her by her loving family. Looking toward the future, Dr. Das hopes to focus more on her biological studies and create a more efficient research program.

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