Human beings are vulnerable to diseases and many of these are incurable. Acknowledging the inevitable fact that no one practically lives forever and the same flower that smiles today, tomorrow will be dying, but it is hard to understand the feelings of dying people when they know that the disease they are carrying will tear them apart. They know about their pain before and nothing but to accept these horrible consequences. If I could I would relief these people from their suffering and I want to try. I saw many relatives of my family died in cancer.
It is unimaginable and unaccountable that how much they suffered from this disease. I was further motivated by an HIV patient with whom I met in the hospital when I was collecting samples of my undergraduate project work. He said he wanted to lead a happy life but now everyday he is waiting for his own death.
He was scared and I had nothing to sooth his pain. Later on, I decided that I have to do research on human immunology, so that; I can get the broader understanding on human immune system and why and how the microorganisms cause dysfunction of bodily immune system and lead to such consequences on human? I want to apply this knowledge to find out cures for incurable diseases like Cancer and HIV.At the teenage, I was excessively fond of playing cricket and there was no balance between study and cricket. When I learned how to balance between different activities, I didn’t look back and effectively raised my CGPA from my junior high school to my higher secondary exam from 4.31 to 5.00 in a scale of 5.00.
Hence, for this I worked really hard both mentally and physically. This strength of balancing grows in combination with confidence and ability to stick to the task. From that time I fall in love with Biology. As a result, after university admission test I got a chance to be a student of Computer Science or Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology Department.
But, I choose consciously to be a student of Biological Science although in our country the job opportunity for this study is very scarce than the Computer Science.Afterwards, in my undergraduate study I embrace the beauty of life science. I was intrigued by the mysterious content of Molecular Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, and Biotechnology as well as DNA and RNA which was reflected in my academic result and project work. After completion of my graduation in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, I realized that “By using biotechnological methodology we can replace the word impossible with the word possible” and this can create new hope for human being. It is my long-held dream to be a researcher.
After ten years I want to see me in a position where I will be able to conduct my own research. Hence, to achieve this goal my undergraduate level knowledge isn’t adequate enough. So, I need to pursue research based graduate study.
A wise proverb saying: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Because of my strong inclination, determination and patience towards research, I will be best fitted in graduate research program. Since most of the universities in Bangladesh don’t have enough research opportunities, it was very competitive to get chance to work in a funded project. I worked as research assistant in United Sates Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded project titled “Molecular detection of Bacterial and fungal disease of carp and cat fish and herbal treatment for the remedy of the diseases” during my undergraduate project work. In this lab I isolated and identified different fish pathogens, screened some medicinal plants to inhibit the fish pathogens and used chemotherapeutic agents and herb extracts for comparative antibiotic sensitivity study. I conducted my undergraduate project to identify the virulence gene, GyrB2 from pathogenic Klebsiella sp. collected from the patients suffering in Urinary tract infection and Pneumonia with the help of PCR method by using gene specific primer.
The objective of my research was to develop a PCR based method to detect Klebsiella sp. from clinical samples faster than the current diagnostic method. For my research, I used different molecular techniques like DNA extraction and quantification, Polymerase Chain Reaction, and Electrophoresis.In addition to this, my university changed my life all the way. I came from a family where I am the first member who completed graduation. I wasn’t supported by my family financially. I got stipend from University and from a bank because of my progress and I used to provide three or four tuitions in a day to junior high school students to pay my educational expenses and to support my family. These experiences of hard life helped me to cop up with the difficult situation and also made me realize the effective way of teaching.
In the university, I not only have great connection with my academic study but also with extracurricular activities. I acted both as a cultural secretary and publication secretary for two years in a language club. I developed leadership quality by working as a class Captain for three years. Besides of these, my department selected me as a “Chief of the Co-ordination Committee” for arranging YBB (Young Biotechnologists of Bangladesh) 3rd National Congress held in our University. Although it was very hard for me to run these activity along with my study, but I maintained a good balance between them and I was placed 4th in order of merit among 48 students with a CGPA of 3.80 out of 4.
00 and was awarded Distinction.After carefully reviewing the Auburn University website, I found that it plays pioneering roles in life science research. I firmly believe that I will be able to enhance my competency with the cutting-edge lab facilities and prestigious faculty of Auburn. I am impressed by Auburn University research programs, specifically in the area of immunology and I would love to take higher challenges and want to make profitable contribution. I am highly interested in regular GTA support.
Besides, I have spoken with Sang-Jin Suh, Assistant Professor of biological Science. He agreed to support my application and had encouraged me to apply in AU- Cellular and Molecular Biology Program.As I have strong motivation, self-confidence, perseverance, I am confident that I will overcome the arduous path of graduate program with significant contribution so that I can live forever on my deed. I promise I will make my country and Auburn proud, if I am given the chance.I am looking forward to be a part of your esteemed graduate program.