Ravi Das was born and raised in Nepal, and moved to the United States for higher education. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Biological System Engineering from the University of Idaho and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Georgia State University. His primary dissertation work sought to elucidate cellular, molecular, and behavioral mechanisms underlying human INF2-mediated Charcot-Marie-Tooth sensory neuropathy in Drosophila melanogaster, focusing on the evolutionarily conserved ortholog of INF2 known as formin3. At the Ph.D. level, he also worked on investigating new antiretroviral therapies targeting transcription of early viral proteins in post-integrated HIV-1 and HTLV, at George Mason University.
Ravi is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher focusing on the mechanism of proprioception in Caenorhabditis elegans at the laboratory of Dr. Krieg at Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO).