“I Can, I Will and I Must”The above words have always been my modus operandi through each of my academic endeavours inlife.It has usheredme to gain perspective fixatedonmy targets and strive to reachthe goals of my career.With this mindset, I gathered knowledge and perseverance to succeed in mystudies and be one of the best in my class consistently.During my high school days, a tragedy befell my family that left anindelible mark of grief in my young mind.
I witnessed my cousin being afflictedwith Alper’ssyndrome.With sheer despair in my eyes, Iwatched our beloved little 6-year old being fed through gastric tubes. Dispite all possible medical efforts on our part, everytreatment tried, tested and failed, I watched my family lose our little one, inutter helplessness . I saw the suffering of his parents andhis little sister. We lost him at the age of 8 because there was no waytotreat or cure the disease.Thistragic loss triggeredmy mind and I resolved to makea difference in the medical world. It steered my dreams and ambitions topursue my education in biological sciences.
An enormous number of challenges overcome by rapid developmentin Science and technology inspiredme to choosethe Engineeringprofession. The burning fire in me to do something that can understand this disorder, and find a way to prevent, treat and cure it, and the passion for many other breakthroughs inthe field, led me to take up Bioinformatics. My unquenchablethirst for knowledge and desire to succeed saw its full potential in this field. The tarmac for attaining mytarget has been wellpaved right from my early daysofschooling and so here Iam standing at the threshold of the next big milestone and a step closer to mydream-desiring a Masters program in Bioinformaticsat Indiana University , which has a stress on researchstudies on various areas of Bioinformatics. In the lastcouple of years, my focus has been on grooming myself for the world I desiredto entire in my career.
I participated in National levelseminars, conferences, and workshops in and outside college where I could enhance my presentation andoratoryskills. From journal and magazine studies, I realized that fungicides used forthe treatment of Foot rot disease affecting Black pepper, have severe sideeffects and causes toxicity. I started my mini-project with an objective offinding a better plant compound than the available fungicides in the market. Through various trials I have successfully screened out medicinal compounds.With a strong zeal, I started myfinal year project with a team of two members. The study is mainly focused on cancerous genes inMedulloblastoma particularly in Children. I strongly believe that Screening ofthis study will have a positive effect on cancer therapy and can lead to thediscovery of new drug targets.
To gain my practical exposure in the field ofbioinformatics, I took upin-plant training in various industries. One of mystrongest principles in life is that we are responsible to give more to thesociety than we take from it. So when an opportunity presented itself ininvesting in extracurricular activities, which I feel, are as important asstudies in enhancinga person’s overall capacity,I volunteered to become amember of the RotaractClub.
Being a part of thiscell in my college gave me a chance to serve people and make a humblecontribution to society. I understand bioinformatics & computationalbiology as a general approach toward the solution of scientific problems. Thisscientific quest in understanding the complexities and orders in the biologicalsystems has made me opt for the Bioinformatics graduate programme. I was inspired by the vastness of the scope of research this department. I feel that graduate studyat your University will be the most sensible arm of my academic pursuits and amajor step towards achieving my objectives. I would be grateful to you if I amgiven the opportunity to pursue my graduate studies with financial assistanceat your institution and beable to justify your faith in me. I am eagerly looking forward to satiate my ever-growing passion in my forte-the world of bioinformatics-startingat Indiana.