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Originally from: Odisha, India 
Previous institutions: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Kolkata (IISER-K) 
Research interests: Cancer Biology, Immunology, Translational Medicine

“During graduate school, I would like to work on a cancer biology problem that is heavily translational and multi-disciplinary in nature.

I am really interested in the tumor microenvironment (TME) and I would like to study tumor-promoting/suppressing mechanisms promoted due to cell crosstalk in the TME. Alternatively, I am also interested in studying different molecular mechanisms that result in cancer initiation and metastasis. Ultimately, I would like to utilize my research findings to develop potential therapeutic interventions.”