Science Exchange Stories: Interview with Shobhit Agrawal

November 6, 2013 | Posted by Tess Mayall in Scientist Profile |
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Shobhit Agrawal on his way to Antarctica.

When Shobhit was in the final stages of his PhD he ran into an issue, he needed sequencing done for his project, but his institute didn’t have the sequencing platform he needed. With his advisor in Antarctica, it would be awhile before he even knew if he could get the outsourcing reimbursed, so he went out on a limb, he fronted the cost of the sequencing himself and used the DNA Sequencing Facility on Science Exchange to get results quicker.

I talked to Shobhit about his research, outsourcing experiments, and the future of PhD programs. His outlook is both unique and inspirational. Check out his thoughts below: Read the rest of this entry »

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