Harvard dreams come true for SRMIST students
S Vishnu Sharmaa, INN/Chennai, @Svs037
Meghma Mukherjee hopes to make use of her six month internship at Harvard Medical School to observe behavior of cancer cells in response to different treatments and how they interact with our immune system.
She is a student of SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) who got an opportunity to study in Harvard Medical School and she wants to make the most of it. Meghma is not alone who wants to do the same thing.
A team of 20 others too will be making it to Harvard Medical School for a six month internship. The moment is filled with pride for them and they will leave in January next year. They are mostly bio-engineering students at SRMIST and have been invited after they submitted their profiles and project interests.
SRM students have benefited from Harvard internships in the past, but this is the first time such a large number of them are bound for Harvard also known as Mecca of bio-scientists.
I want to use the six month internship opportunity to delve deeper into my area of interest, says Sandhya Govindarajan, another student with SRMIST who has been nurturing the dream of becoming a scientist and bringing a change in the society since her childhood.
The students will be mentored by Shiladitya Sengupta, Head, Laboratory of Cancer Nanomedicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the United States. The Hospital is a teaching facility of the Harvard Medical School.