Rarely can a student claim to have more than one advisor for her doctoral research, much less four educated and enthusiastic ones from four different fields, three different institutes, and two different continents. The NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program was interdisciplinary, international collaboration in action for me.
Ambika Bumb joined the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program in 2005 through a prestigious Marshall Scholarship after graduating with high honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She utilized the expertise of four mentors at both Oxford and NIH to carry out groundbreaking research in the design and synthesis of novel nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery. She is on track to establish her own independent laboratory in bioengineering and nanotechnology before the age of 30.