Anita Goel

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Anita Goel
Born Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Residence United States
Nationality American
Alma mater Harvard University
Stanford University
Known for Molecular motors
Scientific career
Fields Physicist
Institutions Harvard University
Doctoral advisor Dudley Robert Herschbach

Anita Goel (Hindi: अनीता गोयल) is a physicist and physician in the United States. She is globally recognized for her pioneering research in nano biophysics, particularly for the study of molecular mechanics behind the reading and writing of information in DNA.


Goel received a PhD in physics from Harvard University, where she was mentored by Nobel laureate Dudley R. Herschbach. Her thesis was entitled Single Molecule Dynamics of Motor Enzymes Along DNA. She received a BS in physics with honors and distinction from Stanford University, where her mentor was Nobel laureate Steven Chu. She also holds an M.D. from the Harvard–MIT Joint Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST).[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-04. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  2. ^ "2005 Young Innovators Under 35". Technology Review. 2005. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
  3. ^ Dr. Anita Goel - Studying DNA Using Physics

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