Pankhuri is currently pursuing my master’s at Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar in biological engineering. Her research experiences has mainly been in the field of cancer cell biology. Pankhuri was placed at Uchicago under Prof. Yamuna Krishnan.
Sumjit was at UChicago in Prof. Bryan Dickinson’s lab, his project is primarily focused onto modifying the Split RNAP system by changing their binding partners with Ras and Raf proteins. Upregulation of these proteins have been shown to cause tumorigenesis and cancer, so they have become topics of intense research. Transfection of these protein chimeric constructs into mammalian cells and subsequent study of their biological properties would be helpful to understand the process better and help to develop inhibitors.