SWISS2 – Ishani Banik – based in Zurich

Project Title: Functional in vivo screening of novel oncogenic driver mutations in a zebra fish melanoma model

I am a PhD student at ETH, Zurich. I am a biotech engineer from the silicon city of India-Bangalore. I went on to pursue my master degree in molecular medicine at the University of Ulm, Germany. I graduated with my thesis on “Epigenetic regulators in normal and malignant development of skin” while working with Prof.Dr.Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek. Having realized my passion for the same and determined about improvising medical treatment for melanoma cancer I am now working on “Functional in vivo screening of novel oncogenic driver mutations in a zebrafish melanoma model” under the guidance of Prof. Levesque Mitchell Paul. When I’m not glued to the bench work in lab I like travelling and am always up for a sensible conversation. I can now be found admiring the beauty of the Alps in Zurich and am only an email away at ishani.banik@gmail.com