Tanvi H. Visal
Cancer biology PhD student
MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Collegiate Representative since 2020
“I planned end goals for every phase of my career, and working hard towards them gave me the power to overcome all challenges.”
What challenges have you encountered throughout your career and how did you address them?
I faced multiple challenges mentally, financially, and academically. Moving to a new country and settling into a new life was a big challenge but bore fruitful outcomes. My constant motivation helped me overcome different challenges. I planned end goals for every phase of my career, and working hard towards them gave me the power to overcome all challenges.
What do you consider to be your most important career achievement or milestone?
My most important career achievement so far is the way I have evolved myself as a researcher.
Describe an amazing opportunity in your STEM career.
I had the opportunity of present my research in the form of a poster at American Association of Cancer Research meeting in 2017 in Washington, DC.
What do you consider the best professional or personal advice you’ve ever received?
Be a life-long learner.
What is your favorite word?
How do you define your favorite word?
It is the basis of everything in this world from a small bacteria to an enormous planet!
Tanvi Hemant Visal feels fortunate to have been brought up in a family that valued education. Her interest in therapeutics motivated her to pursue a career in pharmaceutical sciences. This further branched out into pursuing a master’s degree in pharmacology with a thesis project in cancer biology. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in cancer biology at MD Anderson UTHealth GSBS. She aspires to be an informed researcher.