Swati Mohapatra

PhD Student, MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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The future is in your hands!

What do you do?

Doctoral student. Playing my part in making cancer history

Why did you choose this field?

I was really intrigued by seeing how complex diseases like cancer do not have a common cure in my high school days. I remember I started digging into such topics more after my high school that finally made me apply to one of the most prestigious cancer biology PhD programs.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

Anything is possible. You need to persistent and strong.

Why do you love working in STEM?

Yes. I am really passionate about working in academia and having my own lab one day.

Best advice for next generation?

STAY STRONG! DREAM BIG! THE FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

“To all the young girls out there who dream about science as a profession, GO FOR IT! It’s the greatest job in the world. And if anybody tells you, you can't ...don't listen!!”

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