I am a medical graduate with post graduate clinical training in Haematology and interest in Paediatric Haematology. Currently I am doing PhD research from the University of Glasgow.
My research is based on the theme of extramedullary disease in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. I am specially interested in the molecular mechanisms of CNS spread of the leukaemic blasts and I am exploring the role of chemokine receptors and adhesion molecules in migration and homing of blasts to the meninges.
My project includes work on human CSF, leukaemia cell lines and xenograft models of leukaemia.
But in reality, I spend my time labelling ependorfs, pipetting, centrifuging samples, discarding supernatants, resuspending pellets, washing bottles, and emptying bins.... day in an day out.