Structural Biology and Biophysics Training Program (SBB-TP)

What Our Students Say:

Sahil Gulati

Sahil Gulati

HOMETOWN:

Delhi, India

STAGE IN SBB-TP PROGRAM:

Rotation Student

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THE SBB-TP PROGRAM?

SBB-TP was a good fit for me because of its emphasis on structural research, its flexible curriculum, the collaborative nature of both faculty and students, and the variety of labs in which I could train. SBB-TP encompasses research groups from four different departments and many specialties, including NMR, X-ray crystallography, EM, and even Atomic Force Microscopy, which broadens the choices to find a lab that best suit my research interests.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THE SBB-TP PROGRAM?

Among many reasons, I like SBB-TP program because it allows students to focus on things they are interested in, along with providing them with enough flexibility to choose what they want to work on. When I was evaluating graduate programs, I was impressed with the breadth and caliber of the research going on in the departments participating in the SBB-TP program.

WHAT IS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THE FACULTY?

Problems in macromolecular design require a many-faceted, concerted approach that covers a broad range of disciplines, and SBB-TP has some of the top faculty in the world working on every facet. I also like how different departments, rather than being centered on a single discipline or field, are centered on a certain problem, and then use every possible approach to solve it.

WHAT ARE YOUR CAREER PLANS?

My career plans involves working in a renowned biotechnology firm in the R&D sector and continuously innovate while doing so.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT CLEVELAND?

Besides the school, I instantly fell in love with Cleveland. The weather is actually pretty nice, the city is beautiful, the food is spectacular, sustainable lifestyle is a rule rather than an exception, local politics are intelligent and progressive, and the music and art scene is enormous.