?I have always wanted to be a scientist. Like many of my peers, I have the desire to do great things and to make a difference, but it is my belief that I can best serve society and accomplishes the most by working in the laboratory, doing research that will lead to cures for some of the world’s most challenging medical problems. It is for this reason that I have chosen to pursue my PhD in Pharmacology & Toxicology and am applying to study with your program.
My earliest inspiration was my uncle, who is a very senior scientist in a leading Pharmaceutical company. As the head of their Research and Development team he has been able to use his own academic background and intellectual prowess to collaborate with his colleagues and to use cutting-edge technologies that have controlled the bioavailability of pharmaceuticals, created new agents for biological targets and to analyze the impact of their work.
Observing his excitement at the discoveries being made in his laboratory had a definite impact on me, and led me to choose Pharmacy College for my undergraduate studies over the engineering and dental colleges, and then to continue my studies at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, where I earned my Masters degree in Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship.
Since my graduation I have always worked in a research environment, trying to learn as much as I possibly could to improve my techniques and enhance my understanding of the many complexities of biological science. I have included my work experience in my Curriculum Vitae. I have also been part of many scientific organizations during my college time which includes Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) and was also been subscriber of some leading Pharmaceutical magazines and Journals and also attended Indian Pharmaceutical Congress (IPC) held in New Delhi during 2008.
My three years of research experience have taken place in both the laboratory and within the Pharmaceutical industry, and the various projects that I have been privileged to work on have provided me with invaluable hands-on experience in both biochemistry and molecular biology techniques, as well as animal handling. I have made it a point to include all aspects of pharmaceutical science in both my academic life and my experiential opportunities, because I believe strongly that drug discovery and development is a multidisciplinary field of study that requires an open and educated mind.
To some it may sound trite or overly ambitious to say that I want to invent a drug that can cure a large number of people, but I don’t think so. More people are being cured of cancer and other challenging illnesses today than has ever been the case in the past, and this is a direct result of the work being done by tireless, unseen researchers, working in laboratories to gain a better understanding of how diseases progress and how different agents work within those processes.
This is a tremendously exciting time to be part of a research environment, and I know that whether I end up in a university research setting or a pharmaceutical industry research setting, I will be able to contribute to the strides that are being made. To conclude, my diverse experience has developed my analytical and scientific skills enormously and I would like to pursue a PhD program to further my research career and realize my lifelong dream.
When my experience blends with my strong positive attitude towards science it endorses my research career perfectly. My dream of developing scientific techniques and efficient research models to conceptualize the fundamental mechanism underlying human diseases in order to develop therapeutic cures against them can be realized by pursuing a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science. My search for the best match of objectives, passions and dreams has ended at your University with the best of fundamental research in all avenues of Pharmacology.
An extremely distinguished faculty, a milieu replete with academic activity and a graduate program that blends high quality course work and research facilities at the cutting edge of every field are the factors that motivated me to choose University of the sciences in Philadelphia for my graduate studies. My main area of interest has always been Pharmacology and Chemotherapeutic drugs and I have experience of working in Lab of Molecular biology and Biochemistry. I studied the research work carried out by the Faculty and I found some of them very exciting.
Moreover I have spent almost 3 years living in New York and meantime have visited Philadelphia many times and I have many friends living and working there which is also an important factor which attracted me toward University of the Sciences. I wish to be an achiever. I believe that there is only one path to success i. e. hard work combined with determination. It is with this desire and promise that I forward my application for the PhD program of Pharmacology at your Graduate School. I would be grateful if you can consider my candidature favorably for admission.