Aparna is the Radio News Intern at OPB. She is pursuing a masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Aparna comes from a world of science and has a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Pathology, also from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
As a journalist, Aparna continues to ask questions and dig for answers but enjoys the fact that she can now share her stories with a broad audience. Aparna was born in Canada, raised in India and has lived in the United States for over a decade. She enjoys photography and paints on creative impulse.
She eagerly devours all science writing and is an ardent connoisseur of murder mysteries.
College students who are not vaccinated against measles now must watch a video as a part of their waiver requirements.
TriMet will resume regular Max service in the Lloyd District on Saturday, August 16. Stops between NE 11th Ave. and Holladay St. have been closed all week due to construction.
This week, the Oregon Stroke-Care Committee convened its second meeting, with the aim of using data from hospitals throughout the state to improve the quality of stroke-care. This could include treating patients using telemedicine.
Navy F/A 18 Hornets are in Portland for a training mission with the Oregon Air National Guard.
Starting today, many Beaverton City departments move to a new home. City offices are moving to a mixed-use complex known as The Round
The Portland Police Bureau will be increasing their presence downtown for Wednesday's Major League Soccer All-Star game.
Starting August 5 of this year, the FDA will implement new guidelines for labeling packaged foods as gluten-free.
One of Oregon’s oldest drive-in theaters recently became a national historic site.
Health | local | Environment | NewsOPB | July 29, 2014 4:43 p.m. | Portland
Officials say a fox, found in Lane County, is confirmed to have rabies. They say this is the first report of an infected fox in the area since the sixties.
Three of the four teenaged Ethiopian athletes missing from Eugene since Saturday have been found, according to police.
How do you know if you’ve bought produce that’s been recalled? In the digital age, grocery stores have found creative ways to use reach their customers directly.
The water levels in many Oregon lakes and rivers are getting lower as summer progresses and can be hazardous to boaters.
Clark County Commissioner David Madore says he will unveil plans for a new toll-free bridge across the Columbia River, connecting Oregon and Washington.
The federal government has faced a surge of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S./Mexico border. Some of them have made their way to Oregon.
Air quality continues to deteriorate in parts of central and southern Oregon as the wildfires blaze.
Employees at a Portland-based electronics company were treated Monday after being exposed to leaking lead-acid battery fumes.
In Eastern Oregon, ranchers are fighting to protect their animals from the Buzzard Complex Fire, a large range fire burning east of Burns.