Kavit is an MSc Cancer student currently being supervised by Alice for his Master’s dissertation project. His project aims to use Atomic Force Microscopy to gain single-molecule insights into supercoiled DNA-topoisomerase interactions. These insights would then facilitate the further development of topoisomerase inhibitors which are currently employed as anti-cancer therapeutic agents.
Kavit has a Master of Pharmacy, MPharm, degree from University College London. His previous dissertation work was a structural analysis of four-way telomeric DNA Holliday junctions, with a focus on determining the druggability of the junction cavity. The premise of this research being that subsequent rational drug design would aid in the development of substrates that could occupy these cavities and inhibit telomerase activity in malignant cells.
Following clinical work experience at various hospitals including University College Hospital, The Royal Free and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Kavit developed a particular interest in oncology. He currently studies the MSc Cancer at UCL Cancer Institute.
Aside from academia, Kavit practises Nasta’liq and Devanagari calligraphy, Mughal miniature painting and enjoys Urdu poetry and hiking.