Akshaya worked in a cancer research laboratory. She mainly dealt with ovarian cancer cell lines characterizing their protein expression by silencing several genes, and finding their proliferation, migration, invasion and colonisation capacity.
Mahak’s research interests lie in the field of Oncology. She will do her internship at Indiana University School of Medicine under the mentorship of Prof. Edward A. Motea. During her stay in the lab, she will investigate the mechanism of action of a novel tumor- selective DNA damaging anti-cancer agent as a monotherapy and in combination with DNA repair inhibitors.