Sindhuja Sridharan is a current student in the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics MS program.
Learning gives me a great sense of accomplishment and a tremendous amount of satisfaction. My interest in bioinformatics and biostatistics was sparked in my undergraduate courses in bioinformatics. My interest was further sparked when I attended a talk given by a renowned professor during a symposium. His talk greatly inspired and motivated me to continue my studies in this field.
I chose UB because it is a premier University. It is also recognized as a top destination school for international students like myself. UB has a strong academic reputation and is very affordable, which provided me with a new opportunity to learn more about the expansive field of Bioinformatics.
I am currently a teaching assistant (TA) in the Statistical Data Mining course. I consider this a once in a lifetime experience because I am able to review the material while also building relationships and sharing knowledge with other students. This hands-on learning really helps me retain information much better than traditional lectures or course work. I am also working under Dr. Rachael Hageman Blair, for my master’s project.
The most enjoyable aspect of the program is the profound sense of belonging in a group of passionate people who challenge and support one another. Those relationships help me grow as a student. The professors are also very supportive and approachable. They have experience in working as professionals in the biostatistics field and by sharing these real-life experiences, they provide me with a better understanding of my expectations for the future.
UB is one of the top public universities in the world! I strongly believe that obtaining a degree from UB will definitely set me apart from other students in my field.