I hope to earn a Ph.D. Degree in Cancer Biology from the Interdisciplinary Life Science Department at XXXX University, my first choice for graduate study. I crave your XXXX's rigor and focus in the areas where I seek the most significant expertise. I especially appreciate the ground-breaking research opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and international learning in the battle against cancer at XXXX. I admire, and it would be a great honor to study under professors like Drs. XXXX, XXXX, XXXX, and Andrea XXXX– whose areas of research interest and specialization precisely represent those areas to which I also feel called.
I seek the fullest possible immersion experience in identifying, characterizing, and validating disease-specific targets in cancer, utilizing various approaches: biochemical, structural, molecular, cellular, imaging, chemical, genomic, and proteomic approaches. I’m particularly interested in identifying novel anticancer drug targets by determining cell signaling dysfunctionalities in tumor development.
I would be incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve as a research or teaching assistant, as this would help to advance towards my career goals. My professional experience working as a Regulatory Affairs Associate (RA) at XXXX Biomet and Quality Control and as a Scientist at Catalent Pharmaceuticals will help me hit the ground running in your program and distinguish me for excellence as a student. As a result of extensive writing and reviewing product labeling and technical documentation, history files, analytical, validation, and stability protocols, and drafting analytical reports: I have developed advanced critical thinking, writing, and communicating skills with great attention to detail. Working with various departments, including quality control, product development, and our manufacturing team has helped me cultivate excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit.
Having earned my BS in Biochemistry from Al-Hikmah University in my native Nigeria and a master's degree in biomedical engineering from the University of XXXX in Connecticut, USA, I have developed a solid academic foundation in the foundations of bio-systems operating at both cellular and molecular levels. I have understood the processes involved in biochemical changes related to the root causes of disease. Tissue engineering, biomedical materials, bioelectronics, and polymer nanocomposite have been the focus of my education so far, consistently working to enhance my understanding of the most promising avenues of inquiry that present themselves, always with an eye on strengthening and preserving the quality of our lives.
I find nothing near as exciting as the prospect of targeting cancer cells and making that targeting as refined and fast as possible. Thus, I seek the possible understanding of the biomolecular and signaling pathways and processes involved in cancer cell proliferation, metabolism, survival, and movement. Among my modest achievements so far, I am incredibly proud of having authored a comprehensive review article on ovarian cancer risk factors and their mechanism of action, primarily since it was published in the European Journal of Engineering Research & Science (EJERS) in 2019.
Thank you for considering my application.
PHD Cancer Biology Personal Purpose Statement