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Joya Datta Ripa

Joya Datta Ripa



Ms. Joya Datta Ripa, currently working as a lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy from April 30, 2023. She completed her Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Science and Technology Chittagong in the year 2020 and has been awarded with Chancellor’s Gold Medal and National Professor Dr. Nurul Islam Gold Medal Awards because of her outstanding academic excellence. Subsequently, she completed her Master of Science (M.S.) in an advanced and research-based subject, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (with thesis) from the University of Dhaka in the year 2023. During her post-graduation, she received the prestigious National Science and Technology (NST Fellowship) from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh, and the Centennial Research Grant (2021-2022) from the University of Dhaka. She has expertise in Computer-aided Drug design, Molecular Mechanics and Quantum Chemistry, Bioinformatics, and Molecular Biology Tools and Techniques Her research interests are focused on tackling the molecular mechanisms of disease through a combined wet-dry lab research approach with chem-bioinformatics and animal model study.

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  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm), University of Science and Technology Chittagong.
  • Master of Science in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (MS), University of Dhaka.

Program Affiliated

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)

Areas of Interest

  • Biomedicine
  • Cellular Biology
  • Computational and Molecular Biology
  • Small Molecule Inhibitor Design by Computer Aided Drug Design from Natural Resources

Courses Taught

  • Pharmacognosy
  • Medicinal Chemistry

Journals & Articles

  • Alauddin, M., & Ripa, J. D. (2023). A TD-DFT Study for the Excited State Calculations of Microhydration of N-Acetyl-Phenylalaninylamide (NAPA). Computational Chemistry, 11(2), 37-52.. DOI:
  • Ripa, J. D., & Roy, R. (2023). Microglia Mediated Neuroinflammation: A Silent Contributor to Alzheimer’s Disease. DOI:
  • Alauddin, M., & Ripa, J. D. (2022). Effect of Microhydration on the Peptide Backbone of N-Acetyl- Phenylalaninylamide (NAPA) Using IR, Raman and Vibrational Chiroptical Spectrosocpies (VCD, ROA): A Computational Study. European Journal of Applied Sciences, 10(4), 617–638. DOI: