Editor Name: Siddhartha Tyagi
Designation: Research Associate
University: Baylor College of Medicine
Biography: I am a Research Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Westbrook. My expertise is in developing and applying RNA interference-based technologies in mammalian genetics, and using these technologies to discover gene networks that govern cancer progression. I completed my Bachelor's in Botany from University of Delhi and Master's from Barkatullah University, India. After passing the NET (National Eligibility Test), I worked as a Research Fellow at IIT Delhi. Because I wanted to better understand the molecular basis of cancer, I moved to the USA for my second M.S. in Biotechnology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Since completing my Master's, I have been conducting in vitro and in vivo experiments at Baylor College of Medicine. My goal is to discover new ways of treating breast cancer and to reduce the morbidity and mortality of breast cancer patients. To achieve this, my project has two parts: 1) developing in vivo cancer models and genetic technologies and 2) identifying new drivers of triple-negative breast cancer for the ultimate goal of identifying new therapeutic approaches for cancer patients.