Dr Amita Bansal

BSc(Hons), PhD
Research Fellow, ANU Medical School (Chris Nolan Diabetes Research Lab)

Dr Amita Bansal is an academic scientist/lecturer/passionate science advocate. Dr Bansal graduated with a BSc (first class honours) in Medical Biotechnology from the University of Abertay Dundee, Scotland (2009). Following which she completed her PhD training in Biomedicine from the University of Auckland, New Zealand (2014), and Postdoctoral fellowship in transgenerational inheritance and islet biology from the University of Pennsylvania, USA (2019). She has won multiple national and international awards (few listed below). She is actively involved in peer review roles for journals such as Diabetologia, Endocrinology and Scientific Reports, and is appointed as an Associated Editor of the Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (JDOHaD), Editorial Board Member of Frontiers in Endocrinology, and Publication Core Committee Member of the International Endocrine Society. 

Research interests

  • Cell Metabolism
  • Physiology
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Epigenetics (Incl. Genome Methylation And Epigenomics)
  • Foetal Development And Medicine

Available Student Projects
Please email me to discuss potential Honours, Higher Degree by Research (Masters/PhD), and Medical School Research projects. Email: amita.bansal@anu.edu.au 

  • Rashid, C, Bansal PhD, A, Mesaros, C et al. 2020, 'Paternal bisphenol A exposure in mice impairs glucose tolerance in female offspring', Food and Chemical Toxicology, vol. 145, pp. 1-8.
  • Oliver, M, Bloomfield, F, Bansal PhD, A et al. 2020, 'Effects of maternal periconception undernutrition on ovine fetal and adult offspring glucose-insulin axis', Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, vol. Online, pp. 1-7.
  • Elshenawy, S, Pinney, S, Stuart, T et al. 2020, 'The Metabolomic Signature of the Placenta in Spontaneous Preterm Birth', International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 1-20.
  • Bansal PhD, A & Morrison, J 2020, 'The Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (JDOHaD) celebrates the contribution of Women in DOHaD on International Women's Day, Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.
  • Bansal PhD, A, Li, C, Xin, F et al. 2019, 'Erratum: Transgenerational effects of maternal bisphenol A exposure on offspring metabolic health (Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (2018) DOI: 10.1017/S2040174418000764)', Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, vol. 10, no. 138, pp. 1-1.
  • Bansal PhD, A, Li, C, Xin, F et al. 2019, 'Transgenerational effects of maternal bisphenol A exposure on offspring metabolic health', Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 164-175.
  • Rashid, C, Bansal PhD, A & Simmons, R 2018, 'Oxidative stress, intrauterine growth restriction, and developmental programming of type 2 diabetes', Physiology, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 348-359.
  • Rashid, C, Lien, Y, Bansal PhD, A et al. 2018, 'Transcriptomic analysis reveals novel mechanisms mediating islet dysfunction in the intrauterine growth-restricted rat', Endocrinology, vol. 159, no. 2, pp. 1035-1049.
  • Bansal PhD, A, Henao-Mejia, J & Simmons, R 2018, 'Immune system: An emerging player in mediating effects of endocrine disruptors on metabolic health', Endocrinology, vol. 159, no. 1, pp. 32-45.
  • Bansal PhD, A & Simmons, R 2018, 'Epigenetics and developmental origins of diabetes: Correlation or causation?', American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol. 315, no. 1, pp. 15-28.
  • Xin, F, Fischer, E, Krapp, C et al. 2018, 'Mice exposed to bisphenol A exhibit depressive-like behavior with neurotransmitter and neuroactive steroid dysfunction', Hormones and Behavior, vol. 102, pp. 93-104.
  • Bansal PhD, A & Pinney, S 2017, 'DNA methylation and its role in the pathogenesis of diabetes', Pediatric Diabetes, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 167-177.
  • Bansal PhD, A, Rashid, C, Xin, F et al. 2017, 'Sex- and dose-specific effects of maternal bisphenol A exposure on pancreatic islets of first- and second-generation adult mice offspring', Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 125, no. 9, pp. 1-18.
  • Susiarjo, M, Xin, F, Bansal PhD, A et al. 2015, 'Bisphenol A exposure disrupts metabolic health across multiple generations in the mouse', Endocrinology, vol. 156, no. 6, pp. 2049-2058.
  • Bansal PhD, A, Bloomfield, F, Connor, K et al. 2015, 'Glucocorticoid-induced preterm birth and neonatal hyperglycemia alter ovine beta-cell development', Endocrinology, vol. 156, no. 10, pp. 3763-3776.