As I went up on stage to collect my award of merit on graduation day, amidst the loud clamor of applause, the Principal of my high school asked, “What do you see yourself as in the future?” I replied firmly, saying “Scientist”.

When asked today, I stand by my statement.The past four years as a student of Pharmacy has only reiterated my desire to pursue a career in research.Sir Alexander Flemming, Rosalind Franklin, and Sir Bernard. B. Brodieare just some of the namesthat have continued to inspire me, and taught me to be open to the concept of ‘Serendipity’.  The idea of delving into the unknown has always enticed me. It is my passion for Human Anatomy, Pharmacology, and the Biochemistry that continues to propel me to the field of research.  In this regard, I wish to pursue a PhD in Molecular and Systems Pharmacology, focusing on Neurobiology and CNS Disorders. The program offered at Emory University is holistic as well as structured, and meets all the requirements of a graduate program that I aspire to be a part of.

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