Biotechnology Statement of purpose
In my 3rd year, I secured a prestigious fellowship as an Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS) Summer Fellow at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD). Only 100 students out of over 10000 applicants are chosen for this fellowship. At CDFD, I started on my research career under Dr.Edited, the Head of the Molecular Genetics Lab. My projects were in clinical microbiology, industrial molecular biology, and molecular genetics. My persistence and patience helped me discover a gene involved in the sex determination pathway in silkworm. I gained a lot of domain knowledge from scientific analysis and discussions with my advisor and peers. The weekly seminars at CDFD introduced the variety of research work going on in different labs. I found the whole experience truly enriching and I resolved to pursue a career in biotechnology research.
I enjoy being a team-worker as well as a leader. I developed my team-skills by undertaking several group projects during my undergraduate course work. I learnt the art of leadership when I was the principal organizer for the technical symposia