Dr Amita Bansal

BSc(Hons), PhD
Research Fellow, ANU Medical School

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. 

  • 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.
  • Bansal PhD, A, Bloomfield, F, Connor, K et al. 2015, 'Glucocorticoid-induced preterm birth and neonatal hyperglycemia alter ovine �-cell development', Endocrinology, vol. 156, no. 10, pp. 3763-3776.
  • 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.