Prakruti Kapadia

Portrait photo Prakruti Kapadia
All of the MMD students are pretty close to each other and usually tend to spend time together, which makes you feel at home.
Name
Prakruti Kapadia
Programme
Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (research)
Country of previous education
India
Study start date
Study end date
Current role
Student Master Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (Radboud University)
Previous education
Microbiology, Mumbai University

Prakruti Kapadia is a Master's student of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease at Radboud University. 

What do you like about the programme/specialisation and why? How has the programme/specialisation challenged you (in relation to your previous education)?

The programme covers a wide range of topics in biomedical science. A new course always starts with an introduction and is structured in a manner that is easy to follow, even for those who never had a similar course in their earlier studies. I would say that the program is designed to make sure that all the students are on the same level in the end. The biggest challenge for me is time management as the courses are demanding and it can get exhaustive if the days are not structured.

What do you think about the atmosphere in class (for example the relationship between students and with the teachers/researchers)?

I love it. The teachers are easy to talk to. As it is a small cohort, we get to know each other really well. All of the MMD students are pretty close to each other and usually tend to spend time together, which makes you feel at home. Through group work, I've realized that MMD students are enthusiastic and contributing which is a big difference to what I'm used to.

What do you find most challenging in your Master’s (specialisation)? Have you encountered any obstacles?

Time management and balancing social life can get difficult if one is not used to the way the courses are structured. I am also learning to prioritize things as MMD can get mentally exhausting.

Are you currently doing an internship? Or what is your thesis about?

My first internship is about unraveling the molecular mechanisms underlying the inhibition of IL-6 signaling by CD37 in B cell lymphoma and inflammation.

Why do you think is it important that there are people out there with this degree? What are your plans once have received your Master's degree?

MMD is perfect for anyone who wants to pursue a career in science, both in industry and academia. I am still figuring out what I want to do after my Master's.