A one-size-fits-all approach to health care – especially when it comes to infertility – didn’t sit well with Leelabati “Leela” Biswas. So, the aspiring physician-scientist sought answers in a genetics lab at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. All those hours on Busch Campus paid off big time for Biswas: She’s the 2022 winner of the American Medical Association (AMA) Research Challenge.
Biswas, who is pursuing a dual doctoral degree in medicine and microbiology and molecular genetics (M.D.-Ph.D.) from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, earned a grand prize of $10,000 for her research, “Decoding Pregnancy Loss, Validating a Novel Genetic Biomarker of Poor Egg Quality.” Biswas also took part in an episode of the association’s podcast, AMA Making the Rounds. (The finals of the competition aired on YouTube.) To read the full story.