on "Immunohematology of Tribal Blood" involved the study of infant deaths and the nutritional and biosocial aspects of tribal cultures in western India. The project was sponsored in part by the Indian Women Scientist Association, the Sir Tata Trust, the Government of India, and the Maharashtra State Government. Another project, "Analysis of Cytokines and Oncogene Expression in Tribal Blood Samples," involved collaborative research with Dr. Gabriel Ferandes, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.
As a career professional scientist, Ranadive has delivered papers at the International Cancer Research meetings held in Germany, the Netherlands, eastern Europe, the United States, China, Japan, and Russia. As a member of the International Scientific Committee, she has received invitations to chair sessions and to act in various capacities at meetings organized by international bodies including UNESCO-ICRO (International Cell Research Organization); European Group of Breast Cancer; International Tissue Culture Association; and DEPCA (Detection, Prevention and Control of Cancer)--American Group. Ranadive has also served on the editorial boards of several international journals, including International Journal of Cancer, Year Book of Cancer, Indian Journal of Cancer, Indian Journal of Medical Research, and Indian Journal of Experimental Biology.
As a pioneer woman of science, Ranadive took a leading role in establishing the Indian Women Scientist Association and served as its president in 1973. She takes an active part in the Association and continues to serve as a consultant. Dr. V. R. Khanolkar's early identification of and belief in her abilities, as well as the inspiration and support he continued to lend her, helped Ranadive to overcome social barriers and make contributions to the betterment of the lives of the people of India.
Directory of Indian Women Today. Edited by Ajit Cour and Arpana Cour. New Delhi: International Publications, 1976.