Student Perspective: Arkarup Bandyopadhyay

Arkarup Bandyopadhyay

Graduating Class of 2016

Undergraduate: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, University of Delhi (India)

Crick-Clay Fellow

When I visited CSHL to interview, apart from the breathtakingly beautiful campus, what struck me most was a deep sense of history. It is here during the summers that the first molecular biologists met to chart the course of modern biology. Since then the Lab has been at the very frontier of biology research. That legacy continues to this day. One of the amazing benefits of being a graduate student here is to be able to walk in to the numerous meetings that happen throughout the year. This allows young graduate students like me to get a glimpse of the best minds in biology and develop a holistic sense of where biology research is headed. It is not uncommon to find yourself in a discussion with a Nobel laureate over a drink at the bar! Moreover, the overall ambience of this place is extremely cordial, which makes me feel at home, away from home.