Originally from India, I will be graduating in May 2016 with B.S. in Biological Sciences and B.A. in Psychology from The State University of New York at Buffalo, USA. During my bachelors, I fell in love with neuroscience and have conducted research in the field for the past three years. I write a blog at sampurnabuffalo.wordpress.com to make neuroscience accessible to a broader audience. For my PhD, I will be studying drug targets for arthritic pain in the lab of Dr. Ewan St. John Smith at the Department of Pharmacology. My research will help understand arthritis and pain pathologies that affect millions of people worldwide. I am also passionate about educational equality and hope to work with organizations around the world, especially in developing countries, to make quality education available to all. I am honoured and excited to become a member of the vibrant and compassionate Gates Cambridge community where scholars from across the world share the vision of making a difference in the world.