Student awarded 'summer studentship' by the Dr Hadwen Trust

Posted by ap507 at Jun 23, 2014 04:26 PM |
Biomedical Science student Karishma Joshi wins prestigious award
Student awarded 'summer studentship' by the Dr Hadwen Trust

Source: Wikipedia; Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Biomedical Science student Karishma Joshi has been awarded a prestigious ‘Summer Studentship’ by the Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT), the UK’s leading non-animal medical research charity.

The DHT scheme enables undergraduate students to extend their studies over the summer by gaining practical laboratory experience.

Karishma’s project involves research into tuberculosis (TB). TB in humans is a serious problem globally and is spread by the microbe Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) when people with an active infection cough. This research is focused on understanding the spread of infection, and aims to reduce the need for TB research to be conducted by using animals.

She said, “I was really excited when I found out that I was being awarded the grant from the Dr Hadwen Trust. I'm definitely considering a future in research and I feel that this award will allow me to gain an insight into what a future in research may entail.”

For more information about the Dr Hadwen Trust see here.