Faculty & Staff Profile
Ph.D., Cell and Molecular Biology, National University of Singapore
Dr. Padmashree Rida teaches Upper School science at Rowland Hall, including the Advanced Topics in Biology course. She brings to her role more than 20 years of academic research experience in cell and molecular biology, having carried out extensive research in cancer biology and cell cycle regulation. Dr. Rida has published over 65 peer-reviewed research papers that have been published in leading scientific journals including Molecular Cell, Clinical Cancer Research, and Developmental Biology. She also holds multiple granted patents in the field of tumor biomarkers. Her research on triple-negative breast cancer and breast cancer racial disparities has been featured on NPR. She loves teaching science and nurturing future scientists and inventors across all levels, having mentored learners from grade school all the way to postdoctoral research fellows. Prior to joining Rowland Hall in 2021, Dr. Rida had held scientific research positions at Georgia State University, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Stony Brook University, and National University of Singapore. Dr. Rida has also served as Grand Awards judge for Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. She obtained her PhD in cell and molecular biology from National University of Singapore and her MS in curriculum and instruction from Purdue University. She is a proud mom of three girls and resides in Salt Lake City. In her spare time, she loves to read and write and enjoys art.