Saanjbati Adhikari

Queen Mary University of London

Born and raised in a family of scientists, I felt my inclination towards Biology at an early stage of life. After completing a graduation in Microbiology and Biochemistry from India, I moved to London to pursue a Master’s degree at King’s College London. My Master’s dissertation project made me realise my passion and perseverance towards laboratory-based research. Consequently, I decided to apply for a PhD programme specialising in Cell and Molecular Biology. Despite being an international student in the UK amidst the Covid pandemic, my determination rewarded me with the success of acceptance into a PhD programme at Queen Mary University of London. 

The focus of my PhD research is on understanding the mechanisms underlying correct chromosome segregation via kinetochore-microtubule attachments in mammalian systems. In the future, I hope to contribute to science writing and communications by uniting my skills in scientific analyses with literature reviewing and critiquing. I am overjoyed to be a part of the community of preLighters, since it provides a platform to harness the beautiful skill of condensing complex discoveries into a form that conveys the fundamental idea to a broad population of science aficionados.


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