Chinmayi Kashyap

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Describe your background
I completed my undergraduate program from India in 2019, following which I engaged in research in both academic and industry settings before coming to UCSD for graduate school.

Describe your area of research and/or your area of specialty
Tumor Microenvironment in Pancreatic Cancer.

Describe your involvement within the department and UC San Diego (were/are you involved in student orgs, recreation, certificate programs, internships, etc. outside of curricular requirements?)
Co-chair for the BEGS event Breakfast With Industry 2022, Summer internship at CytomX Therapeutics in South San Francisco.

Have you received any outstanding mentorship or guidance during your time in the program that made an impact on your research and/or the trajectory of your career?
BEGS Mentorship Program.

Have you received any awards, graduate grants or fellowships that contributed to your success in the program?
Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation Scholarship, Unilever Women In STEM Scholarship.

What has been your favorite part about your graduate experience in the program?
Interacting with graduate students for diverse academic and cultural backgrounds, networking/social events organized by BEGS and the department.

Any thoughts or advice you'd like to share with prospective graduate students?
Make use of every networking opportunity - who you know is often more significant than what you know.

If you are an Alumni from our program, what is your current role, or what are your career prospects and plans for the future?
Currently working as an Associate Scientist II at Insitro in South San Francisco.