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St John's University-New York. PhD in pharmacy (Pharmacology).
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE For long the jingle for success in virtually every field has been “follow your unrestricted passion and keep ignited the flame of desire to attain the unattainable". Having grown up listening to this ubiquitous tagline to every successful venture, I too have come to believe in it! However to be honest, I have had several role models and my passions too have been many, continuing to change with the passing of seasons. Soon, I realized, thankfully for the better that this could not go on and I need to do a collective checkout and zero in on where lies my true fervor and enthusiasm. Having been given the gift of unedited freedom, coupled with the prerogative of choosing my own career but not without the support of those who mattered most to take centre stage and continue to inspire me. Today I seek and aspire to be a name to reckon with in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Coming across the nuances of the cell and the human body, I developed an enduring passion for biology. That an external intervention of medicine is required when our body’s defence mechanism fails was the driving force to learn more about medicine and pursue pharmacy as a career option. Today I seek to continue my academic passion for the field and wish to be a part of your graduate/doctorate program in Pharmaceutical Sciences. During my Masters program in Pharmacology at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai I learnt various aspects of Pre-clinical as well as Clinical Pharmacology. Amidst highly knowledgeable and experienced professors I gained in depth understanding and developed the necessary skills pertaining to laboratory activities. After developing insights through theoretical subjects I was assigned many practical assignments. From the design to the conduct of experiments, i have been a part of all these activities. Participating in workshops and in the ongoing research gave me fresh opportunities to learn, while national as well as international conferences further gave me a different perspective. Academically surefooted and ranking amongst the top five, I have endeavoured to maintain my grades. Apart from the regular journal clubs and industrial visits, the many ongoing research activities fostered my interests in research. The department of Pharmacology at my college has excellent facilities to carryout research in many fields. The department was acknowledged by RGUHS and granted research funds. I was encouraged to assist the Doctorate students and in this process I learnt the implications of my theoretical knowledge in the subjects of pharmacology. However this did not deter me from completing my industrial project from Glenmark Phramaceuticals. This was the most incredible phase of learning. I was involved in discovery activities at the very primary level. Challenges in designing of pharmacokinetic studies for generic drugs were the most compelling part. I also got an opportunity to get well versed with in vitro and few in vivo activities pertaining to the screening of a drug. With the aim of developing the in vitro- in vivo model I was given the task to generate the in house method for the development of suspended hepatocytes. Overall I got an exposure to all the three major departments that is in vitro, in vivo and Bioanlysis. I also had a chance to present a poster on my research work at the 5th International Symposium on Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics (DMPK) Jointly Organized by Bristol-Myers Squibb and National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Mohali), Punjab. The many workshops and presentations and other associated conferences gave me immense confidence to engage in challenging activities. For my final year project I chose “In vitro and in vivo screening of acetaminophen induced hepatotoxicity and modulation by co-administered drugs”. Throughout the project, I learnt about the challenges and practical solutions of combination therapy in Drug metabolism and Pharmacokinetics .My thesis work was very extensive and was widely appreciated and is ready for publication. The manuscript is already submitted to an international journal. My academic project “Drug drug interaction of anti-inflammatory drugs with oral contraceptives involving CYP p450 induction” developed at SPP-School of Pharmacy and Technology Management, NMIMS University, Mumbai. The project was conceptualized on one of the fascinating aspect of Drug metabolism, that is CYP p450 induction. My project helped me explore this aspect of Drug metabolism and Pharmacokinetics. I had the great opportunity to collaborate productively with the DMPK group at Glenmark and professionals at every stage during my masters program , which aided my understanding from as early as target discovery through that of an overall drug development. Fascinated by the fact that my project had a clinical implication, I was inspired to explore the area of drug discovery and development. A PhD program would help me learn various aspects where eventually I would gain an expertise in drug discovery and with that would very well escalate my expertise in Industrial drug development process. My specialization in Pharmacology helped me to acquire experience with various theoretical and technical aspects through research work over a period of about 7 months within the DMPK department at Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. in Mumbai. I gained additional DMPK experience through an academic minor project that ran for 5 months at NMIMS. I can proficiently perform in vitro drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic studies in rodents. I am proficient with in vivo pharmacology, analyzing data and writing study reports. I achieved the highest GPA in my final semester, which included an industrial and academic research project. Among the many activities that I have been a part of are several diverse events that have brought out my inherent leadership abilities. Passionate about teaching I undertook teaching, with an Non-Profit Organization as well as with the Mumbai chapter of MAD (Make a Difference), I offer lessons to underprivileged students in Math, Science and English. A good orator, I have also been the recipient of several accolades in debate competitions, group discussions and Quiz competitions, elocution and public speaking. Receiving the ‘Best Outgoing Student’ award gave me a new high and I was more determined than ever to move ahead in my chosen area. I am also a certified AUSTSWIM Teacher (Professional Australian Swimming Instructor Course)and have enjoyed every moment of it. It is clear that the task of combating disease is predominantly a global task where every single human being is responsible with an equal share in both rights and duties; one where all of us have a role to play for the betterment of the society in which we live. And so while care, empathy and understanding have been my fundamental inherent traits, I chose to make a career out of them. With a positive attitude, the emerging population of the world is predominantly keen to have around it an environment of good health. Having realized that it is going to be a closely fought battle professionals both existing and emerging are willing to put up a united fight, the pressures of which begin working, once the awakening arises. I too have been under the influence of an intense desire to make my life worthwhile and work towards providing useful services in the arena of Pharmaceutics. With the ongoing optimistic outcomes of endless researches that have come upfront in the sphere of Pharmaceutics I cannot help but marvel at the encouraging possibilities that bring hope and succor. All this has truly enlightened me and has broadened my perspective and horizons about pharmaceutics and their role in our lives. I look forward to your immensely challenging and rewarding graduate program for I believe that a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences will undoubtedly hone my skills and widen the scope of my horizons which will ultimately guide me to build a better future for the coming generations. I am keen and eager to interact with the distinguished faculty and the broad and diverse international student community, on your campus and I am sure that the learning experience will enrich me profoundly to spur me on to follow my passion, of being a willing and competent contributor to this field.
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I like sports and travel. I am an avid reader and do write blog sometimes. I also love dancing. I am a trained contemporary dancer and like to try new dance forms. I have been regular swimmer and also a certified swimming instructor for over a year now. My next pursuit of interest would be learning an instrument. I am a big fan of cooking and love to make a happy meal for my friends and family.
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