Shahram Iran Cancer Studies (Research Division) MPhil/PhD I chose to do a PhD at King's because the Haematology Department has a very high reputation worldwide in the field of myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloid leukaemia research and several clinical trials and basic science researches are taking place within the department.
I am involved in a research project regarding the role of T lymphocytes in the pathogenesis of myelodysplasia sponsored by King's College Hospital Joint Research Committee. I am working in a very successful department which gives you good training, experience and opportunity to do valuable work.
My supervisors are highly experienced in haematological malignancies and have already conducted several successful projects. I have the opportunity to discuss my project with expert scientists and clinicians based within the department in a very friendly atmosphere, and it has helped me to complete a significant part of my project in the first year of study. I have weekly meetings with my supervisors and my progress is monitored regularly.
Thanks to scientific collaboration with other academic centres I have completed part of my project in the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Centre which is one of the top cancer centres in the USA. After completing my PhD, I would like to continue with clinical research and my academic career.
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