Kavit is a PhD student currently being supervised by Alice and Professor John Hartley at the UCL Cancer Institute. The aim of his research is 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. 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 subsequently studied the MSc Cancer at UCL Cancer Institute, where his Master’s dissertation project was also supervised by Alice at the London Centre for Nanotechnology.
Aside from academia, Kavit practises Nasta’līq and Devanagari calligraphy, Mughal and Islamic painting and enjoys Sufi poetry and hiking.