Payel Ghatak


Payel Ghatak
BS, Zoology
Vidyasagar University
Midnapur, India
MS, Zoology
University of Burdwan
Rajbati, India
PhD Student in Genetics
David Walt, PhD, Adviser



Breast cancer can be divided into different subtypes on the basis of gene expression profiling. Early detection of specific types of breast cancer has an immense clinical advantage. My work in the Walt laboratory is focused on using the Single Molecule Assay (SiMoA) technology to detect single molecules of microRNAs that can be used as highly specific biomarkers for certain types of breast cancer.

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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research