UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Magazine Spring 2017 - Page 20

scientist profile “My move back to UAB has been extraordinary and has afforded me opportunities that I couldn’t have foreseen.” I grew up in Bombay, India. I was always interested in biology and the functioning of the human body and knew that I wanted to have a career in this area. Cancer caught my attention when I was an undergraduate. I read a ¸…ÉÑ¥±”)¥¸M¥•¹Ñ¥™¥Œµ•É¥…¸°Ý¡¥ ÁÕÑ́µ½ÍЁ½˜Ñ¡•Í”)½¹•ÁÑ́¥¸±…䁱…¹Õ…”¸Q¡”µ½É”$É•…°Ñ¡”)µ½É”$Ý…¹Ñ•Ñ¼­¹½Ü…‰½ÕЁ…¹•ÈƒŠLÝ¡…Ð)…Ṍ͕¥Ð…¹¡½Ü…¸Ý”‰•ÍЁÑɕ…Ё¥Ð¸%ɽ¹¥…±±ä°$)±½ÍЁµä™…Ñ¡•ÈÑ¼…¹•È…ɽչÑ¡…Ёѥµ”¸Q¡…ÓŠeÌ)Ý¡•¸$µ…‘”„½µµ¥Ñµ•¹ÐÑ¼…¹•ÈÉ•Í•…ɍ )…¹ÁÕÉÍՕ„A ¹¸¥¸…¹•È¸½ÈµäA ¹¸)$ÑɅ¥¹•¥¸Ñ¡”…É•„½˜…¹•È¥µµÕ¹½±½ä°)ÍÁ•¥™¥…±±ä¥¸¥¹¹…Ñ”¥µµÕ¹¥Ñ䁥¸‰É•…ÍЁ…¹•È¸)]¡•¸$‘•¥‘•Ñ¼‘¼„Á½Íе‘½Ñ½É…°™•±±½ÝÍ¡¥À°)$Ý…¹Ñ•Ñ¼‰É½…‘•¸µä¡½É¥é½¹Ì‰ÕЁÍÑ¥±°Íхä)¥¸Ñ¡”•¹•É…°…É•„½˜‰É•…ÍЁ…¹•È¸]¥Ñ „)A ¹¸¥¸…¹•È¥µµÕ¹½±½ä°$­¹•ÜÑ¡”Ù•Éä)¥µÁ½Éх¹ÐÉ½±”½Õȁ¥µµÕ¹”ÍåÍѕ´Á±…ǻ¥¸…¹•È)‘•Ù•±½Áµ•¹Ð°ÁɽÉ•ÍÍ¥½¸…¹µ•Ñ…Íх̸ͥ]¡…Ё$)‘¥‘»ŠeЁ¡…Ù”Ý…́„ƒŠq­¹½Üµ¡½ßŠt½˜Ñ¡”ÑÕµ½È•±°)‰¥½±½äÁ•ÈÍ”¸)$‘¥µäÁ½Íе‘½ŒÑɅ¥¹¥¹œ…Ёѡ”!•ÉÍ¡•ä)5•‘¥…° •¹Ñ•È…ЁA•¹¸MхєU¹¥Ù•ÉÍ¥Ñ丁 ½µ¥¹œ)Ѽ!•ÉÍ¡•äÝ…́¥¹Ñ•É•ÍÑ¥¹œ‰•…Õ͔¥ÐÝ…́„Ù•Éä)͵…±°Ñ½Ý¸°Ý¥Ñ ½¹±ä…ɽչ€Ô°ÀÀÀÁ•½Á±”¸)$½Ð½™˜Ñ¡”Á±…¹”•áÁ•Ñ¥¹œÑ¼Í•”„Ù¥‰É…¹Ð)‘½Ý¹Ñ½Ý¸…¹Ñ…±°‰Õ¥±‘¥¹Ì°…¹Ñ¡•É”Ý•É”)¹½¹”¥¸!•ÉÍ¡•ä¸$Ñ¡¥¹¬Ñ¡”Ñ…±±•ÍЁ‰Õ¥±‘¥¹œÝ…Ì)͕ٕ¸Íѽɥ•Ì¸$ÍÑ¥±°¡…Ù”Ý½¹‘•É™Õ°µ•µ½É¥•Ì)½˜!•ÉÍ¡•ä°‰•…Õ͔$±¥Ù•¹½ÐÑ½¼™…ȁ™É½´Ñ¡”)½±±•”½˜µ•‘¥¥¹”…¹Ñ¡”!•ÉÍ¡•ä¡½½±…Ñ”)™…Ñ½É丁'ŠeÝ…±¬Ñ¼Ý½É¬‘…¥±ä°…¹‘•Á•¹‘¥¹œ½¸)Ý¡¥ Ý…äÑ¡”Ý¥¹Ý…́‰±½Ý¥¹œ°$½Õ±Íµ•±°)¡½½±…Ñ”½ÈÉ½…Íѕ…±µ½¹‘́½ÈÁ•…¹ÕÑ̸) ½µ¥¹œÑ¼U)$µ½Ù•Ñ¼U™½ÈÑ¡”™¥ÉÍЁѥµ”¥¸€ÈÀÀȁ…Ì)„©Õ¹¥½È™…Õ±Ñ䁵•µ‰•ÈÝ¥Ñ µäµ•¹Ñ½È…¹¹ä)]•± °A ¹¸=˜½ÕÉ͔°$¡…µä‘½Õ‰Ñ́…‰½ÕÐ)µ½Ù¥¹œ™É½´A•¹¹Íå±Ù…¹¥„Ñ¼ ¥Éµ¥¹¡…´°)…¹$Ý…́ÅեєÙ½…°…‰½ÕЁѡ½Í”½¹•É¹Ì¸$)…ÉɅ¹•Ñ¼½µ”‘½Ý¸Ñ¼U…¹¡•¬¥Ð)½Õи%¸A•¹¹Íå±Ù…¹¥„°Ñ¡”¹½Ñ¥½¸Ý…́ѡ…Ёѡ•É”)…É”¹¼¡¥¡Ý…ǻ¥¸±…‰…µ„…¹Á•½Á±”¡…Ù”¹¼)ѕ•Ñ ¡•É”¸$…Í­•µå͕±˜°ƒŠq%́ѡ¥Ì½¥¹œÑ¼‰”„)͵…ÉЁµ½Ù”ÿŠt$­¹•ÜU¡…„½µÁɕ¡•¹Í¥Ù”)…¹•È•¹Ñ•È°…́ݕ±°…́„Ñ½ÀµÉ…¹­•Á…Ñ¡½±½ä)‘•Á…Éѵ•¹Ð¸$¥¹Ñ•ÉÙ¥•Ý•Ý¥Ñ Ñ¡”¡…¥È½˜Ñ¡”)•Á…Éѵ•¹Ð½˜A…Ñ¡½±½ä…¹µ•ÐÝ¥Ñ Í•Ù•É…°½˜(Äà)T) <4@H 8L$X) 8 H) 8PH)Ñ¡”™…Õ±Ñ䁅¹Ý…́½¹Ù¥¹•Ñ¡…Ёѡ¥ÌÝ…́½¥¹œ)Ѽ‰”„½½µ½Ù”¸)]¡¥±”…ЁU°$Ý…́™½ÉÑÕ¹…Ñ”Ñ¼É••¥Ù”Á¥±½Ð)™Õ¹‘¥¹œÑ¡É½Õ …¸µ•É¥…¸ …¹•ÈM½¥•Ñä)%¹ÍÑ¥ÑÕÑ¥½¹…°I•Í•…ɍ Ʌ¹Ð…¹Ñ¡” …¹•È) •¹Ñ•ËŠé ɕ…ÍЁMA=I€¡MÁ•¥…±¥é•AɽÉ…´)½˜I•Í•…ɍ ፕ±±•¹”¤¸Q¡½Í”Ý•É”•áÑɕµ•±ä)¥¹ÍÑÉÕµ•¹Ñ…°¥¸…±±½Ý¥¹œµ”Ñ¼ÍхÉЁ…¹É½Ü…¸)¥¹‘•Á•¹‘•¹Ð±¥¹”½˜É•Í•…ɍ ¸)ɽչ€ÈÀÀа$¡…Ñ¡”½ÁÁ½ÉÑÕ¹¥Ñä)Ѽ½¹ÑÉ¥‰ÕєÑ¼Ñ¡”‰Õ¥±‘¥¹œ…¹É½ÝÑ )½˜„¹•Ü…¹•È¥¹ÍÑ¥ÑÕє…Ёѡ”U¹¥Ù•ÉÍ¥Ñä)½˜M½ÕÑ ±…‰…µ„¥¸5½‰¥±”¸Q¡¥ÌÝ…́„)™…¹Ñ…ÍÑ¥Œ½ÁÁ½ÉÑÕ¹¥ÑäÑ¡…Ё…±±½Ý•µ”Ñ¼•Ð)µä¥¹‘•Á•¹‘•¹ÐÉ•Í•…ɍ ÁɽÉ…´ÕÀ…¹)ÉÕ¹¹¥¹œ°…¹$Ý…́…‰±”Ñ¼…Ñ¥Ù•±ä½¹ÑÉ¥‰Õє)ѼÑ¡”ÍÑÉՍÑÕɔ½˜Ñ¡”‰Õ¥±‘¥¹œÑ¡…Ё¥Ì¹½ÜÑ¡”)5¥Ñ¡•±° …¹•È%¹ÍÑ¥ÑÕє¸ÕÉ¥¹œÑ¡¥ÌÑ¥µ”°$)݅́ÍՍ•Í͙հ¥¸Í•ÕÉ¥¹œ•áÑɅµÕɅ°™Õ¹‘¥¹œ)ѡɽ՝ µÕ±Ñ¥Á±”Í½Õɍ•Ì°…¹µäÉ•Í•…ɍ )ÁɽÉ…´‰•…¸Ñ¼•Ù½±Ù”¸]¥Ñ Ñ¡…а$É•…±¥é•)$¹••‘•Ñ¼¼Ñ¼„µ½É”•Ù½±Ù••¹Ù¥É½¹µ•¹Ð¸)$…±Ý…ǻ…ÉÉ¥•Ñ¡½Í”™…¹Ñ…ÍÑ¥Œµ•µ½É¥•Ì½˜µä)Ñݼå•…É́…ЁU¸]¡•¸$Ý…́ѡ¥¹­¥¹œ½˜…¸)•Ù½±Ù••¹Ù¥É½¹µ•¹Ð°Ñ¡”™¥ÉÍЁÁ±…”$Ñ¡½Õ¡Ð½˜)݅́½˜½ÕÉ͔U„M¼°$É•ÑÕɹ•¥¸€ÈÀÄȸ)5䁵½Ù”‰…¬Ñ¼U¡…́‰••¸•áÑɅ½É‘¥¹…Éä)…¹¡…́…™™½É‘•µ”½ÁÁ½ÉÑÕ¹¥Ñ¥•ÌÑ¡…Ё$½Õ±‘»ŠeÐ)¡…Ù”™½É•Í••¸¸$­¹•Ü¥ÐÝ½Õ±‰”„½½)•¹Ù¥É½¹µ•¹Ð°‰ÕЁ$‘¥‘»ŠeЁ­¹½Ü©ÕÍЁ¡½Ü½½¥Ð)ݽձ‰”¸U¥ÌÍ¼™É¥•¹‘±ä…¹½±±…‰½É…Ñ¥Ù”¸)$¡…Ù”å•ÐÑ¼™¥¹„‘½½ÈÑ¡…Ё'Šeٔ­¹½­•ÕÁ½¸)Ñ¡…Ё¡…́¹½Ð‰••¸…¹Íݕɕ¸$™••°Ù•É䁙½ÉÑÕ¹…Ñ”)Ѽ‰”¡•É”¸) •¥¹œ‰…¬…ЁU…±±½Ý•µ”Ñ¼½¹Ñ¥¹Õ”„)É•…Ё½±±…‰½É…Ñ¥Ù”É•±…Ñ¥½¹Í¡¥ÀÝ¥Ñ µä¡Õ͉…¹)…¹½±±•…Õ”°I…©••ØM…µ…¹Ð°A ¹¸°…±Í¼„)™…Õ±Ñ䁵•µ‰•È¥¸Ñ¡”•Á…Éѵ•¹Ð½˜A…Ñ¡½±½