Sahil Kamboj is a EUTOPIA co-tutelle doctoral student who’s working on the modulation of integrins ⍺5β1 on the surface of ovarian cancer cells to study its effects on the cancer microenvironment. Before joining CY Cergy Paris University, he completed his Masters’ from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, India. During his Masters’ thesis, he worked under the supervision of Dr. Mahak Sharma to investigate the role of a protein TBC1D9B as an interaction partner of lysosomal GTPase Arl8b.
As an undergrad student, he has worked on various research internships and short projects to explore interdisciplinary research. Through active participation in these projects, he gained a diverse experience of working on model organisms, bacterial cells, yeast cells and mammalian cell lines. He developed a deep interest in the field of intracellular trafficking and joined the ERRMECe laboratory to pursue the project on rapid modulation of integrin trafficking. He is pursuing this project in collaboration with the Royle lab at the University of Warwick.
Besides academics, Sahil is a representative in the EUTOPIA Student council and also the President of the EUTOPIA Student Think Tank. He is also a cricket enthusiast and likes to spend time cooking Indian dishes and enjoying French patisserie.