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Q&A with Yash Shrinivas Bichu, MS Biotech

What is your major, and when are you graduating?  

My major is biotechnology, and my expected graduation date is May 2023.Headshot of Yash Shrinivas, MS biotech

Why did you decide to enroll at Northeastern University and pursue an advanced degree in biotechnology?  

I decided to enroll at Northeastern University because it provides various voluntary research opportunities for students, not just specific to biotechnology but several other interdisciplinary areas, such as tissue engineering, neuroscience, pharmaceutics, drug delivery systems etc.

What is your experience in the program like?

My experience in the program has been great so far! However, the most important thing that stands out to me is the interactions and discussions-based sessions included in almost all of the courses in my program.

What research are you interested in and why?

My field of interest mostly lies in different therapeutic approaches and proteins associated with oncology and Immunology as I was inclined towards this field of research when I started my first project during my undergraduate studies. Learning and exploring different aspects related to oncology and working on various cancer cell lines during this project caught my interest.

What field corresponds with this research?

There are different fields that are all inter-related to one another in Immunology and Oncology. For example, in oncology we study different therapeutic approaches for treatments of cancer etc. whereas in immunology we deal with different ways of using own immune system for tackling tumor cells in the body.

Will you try to do research as a member of this program?

I’m currently conducting research in a lab and will continue to do so as a member of this program.

What are your post-graduation plans? 

My post-graduation plans include getting some industrial work experience in the field of research that I am interested in and then enroll for a doctorate program in the same.