A. Sushil Brahmbhatt.
A. MRes Intercalating Medical Student.
A. Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool.
A. Transcription factors are proteins which play a key role in the way our DNA controls what goes on in our bodies. I’m investigating the effects of a transcription factor called NRF2 in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) cells, and exploring how it can be manipulated.
A. NRF2 has been shown to have a ‘dual role’ in AML. It protects normal cells from becoming cancerous but, unfortunately, it also protects cancerous cells from chemotherapy treatment. A better understanding of NRF2 may lead to new cancer treatments, which are much-needed in the case of AML which currently has limited treatment options which vary in their effectiveness.
A. NWCR has been instrumental in allowing me to undertake a Master of Research degree and focus on my academic interests. They help fund my work, and provide a supportive, stimulating environment with weekly seminars on exciting developments within cancer research. With the skills and knowledge I have gained throughout this degree, I hope to become a better doctor and scientist.
A. To contribute to the betterment of this world in some way, by helping those in need. Also, I wouldn’t be where I am without the love and support from my family so they’re definitely a motivator!
A. I can’t resist a good book or a trip to the cinema.
A. You only live once – why waste it on sleep?