What is it about research as a career that interests you the most? In which subject area(s) would you like to pursue research? What led you to choose this area of research?
Response to Question 1
I think research is a unique opportunity to experience life from a different perspective. I hope that I will develop my senses to think independently and to connect the pieces from my research interest. I think a research career gifts us with many different skills like critical thinking, patience, etc. And I think most research career is dependent on determination and persistence. I am quite sure about this fact that my research interest motivates me every day to do better in all aspects. As a college student, I was persistent but not motivated. After completing my B.Sc, the scenario got changed and now I want to devote my time on research because it keeps moving my thoughts and critical reasoning
As a student I found that transcription about mRNA or in genera RNA production and translation is about gene expression from those mRNAs.The most fascinating part was post transcriptional regulation. I was failed to understand why protein expression is regulated in such intermediate step after transcription. It takes a lot of time to understand the significance of this step. And more I read about this specific area, I gradually understand the potential of this in gene expression in future therapeutics.
Describe any project, or laboratory experiment, or research-oriented training programme that you have been involved in. Please highlight the aspects that you particularly enjoyed.
Response to Question 2
I got the opportunity to work on a project named “Identifying differential expression of notch receptors and ligands in developing neocortex” at RGCB under the IAS summer internship program (2018). To be honest, then everything seemed to be the most interesting part of the project. But I specifically want to mention the techniques such as RNA extraction, cDNA conversion, and RT PCR analysis were the things of my interest. I wanted to learn the techniques and understand the logic behind every step of those techniques. As an undergrad student, it was overwhelming. Then I worked on my dissertation project named,” Characterization of NAD+ dependent deacylase in Oryza sativa Indica”. Though I couldn’t complete my all experiments due to the COVID-19 situation, I enjoyed standardizing different conditions for protein extraction. I was also interested bout using western blot but, I couldn’t learn the whole process and apply it practically. From both of my projects, one thing I really enjoyed, which is troubleshooting in different ways when the experiments were failed.
State the reasons on why you want to opt for JNCASR for your advanced research / academic studies.
Response to Question 3
I think a good research mind should be shaped into the best by the best mentors and with the help of a great platform. In general, I became to know that JNCASR boasts very modern and abundant research facilities that can give someone to explore his or her skills, ability, and research potential. And I found that some labs are working on my research interest which is transcriptional or post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. That’s why I think this place can do the aforementioned things for me in my research area.