I am an undergraduate science enthusiast fuelled by the passion to transform the face of global cancer research and healthcare.
Being a former physics major, I am intrigued by the application of physics and mathematics to biology. Mathematics can be used as a language to decipher the complex interactions in biology.
Cancer is a disease driven by cells that ‘cheat’ the host. They attain a selective advantage by acquiring mutations and hijacking the natural pathways of the body. Changing the trajectory of cancer evolution is a potential route to effective and long-lasting therapy for cancer patients. Decoding cancer evolution has been a key focus of my research so far. Understanding the possible evolutionary trajectories of cancer progression can open novel avenues for researchers and clinicians to exploit, thereby enhancing patient survival rates.
I aspire to become a leader in cancer research and its healthcare policies- making treatment more accessible to the masses and contributing towards eradication of the disease.