Over the years, Diviya has been on the instructional team of introductory Biology courses such as 7.013, 7.012, 7.016, and 7.014. Working closely with the professors, she designs the problem sets, recitations, and exams for these classes, maintains their websites, and holds office hours, pre-exam review sessions, and lectures as needed. She proctors and grades exams with teaching assistants (TAs), hires tutors and graders for classes, conducts staff meetings, and above all works as a liaison between the students, TAs, and professors. Both 7.013 (Spring 2013) and 7.016 (Fall 2014) are also available at MITOCW at no cost to internet users around the world. Diviya also coordinates the 7.01 lottery and proctors the Biology Advanced Standing Exam. She has been involved in training TAs and creating a TA training manual that explains strategies for teaching students from different majors.
In addition to working at the Department of Biology, Diviya has also served as a research scientist for MIT’s STAR group and developed curricula using their different software tools. She has also worked as an instructor for the MOSTEC Neuroscience course and Teaching and Learning Lab. Furthermore, she continues to participate in outreach programs for middle and high school students at MIT Biology and the Koch Institute.
In 2017, Diviya received the Infinite Mile Award from the School of Science for her contributions to undergraduate teaching at MIT Biology. Along with Professor Hazel Sive, Diviya also received the 2015-2016 Alumni Class Funds to launch innovative educational projects that impact undergraduate education. These funds have been used to design and launch Pre-7.01, a refresher course for undergraduates on campus and on MITx
- Lithium activates the Wnt and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase Akt signaling pathways to promote cell survival in the absence of soluble survival factors. Sinha, D, Wang, Z, Ruchalski, KL, Levine, JS, Krishnan, S, Lieberthal, W, Schwartz, JH, Borkan, SC. 2005. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 288, F703-13.
- Inhibition of ligand-independent ERK1/2 activity in kidney proximal tubular cells deprived of soluble survival factors up-regulates Akt and prevents apoptosis. Sinha, D, Bannergee, S, Schwartz, JH, Lieberthal, W, Levine, JS. 2004. J Biol Chem 279, 10962-72.
- Investigation of 9-O-acetylated sialoglycoconjugates in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Mandal, C, Chatterjee, M, Sinha, D. 2000. Br J Haematol 110, 801-12.
- Membrane estrogen receptor engagement activates endothelial nitric oxide synthase via the PI3-kinase-Akt pathway in human endothelial cells. Haynes, MP, Sinha, D, Russell, KS, Collinge, M, Fulton, D, Morales-Ruiz, M, Sessa, WC, Bender, JR. 2000. Circ Res 87, 677-82.
- Human vascular endothelial cells contain membrane binding sites for estradiol, which mediate rapid intracellular signaling. Russell, KS, Haynes, MP, Sinha, D, Clerisme, E, Bender, JR. 2000. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97, 5930-5.
- Identification of 9-O acetyl sialoglycoconjugates (9-OAcSGs) as biomarkers in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia using a lectin, AchatininH, as a probe. Sinha, D, Mandal, C, Bhattacharya, DK. 1999. Leukemia 13, 119-25.