Students

Ankur Gupta

Meet Ankur Gupta: Second-Year Medical Student
Ankur Gupta describes his experiences at UT Southwestern and shares what he is learning on the road to becoming a doctor.
Ankur is a second-year medical student at UT Southwestern. He previously earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology from Stanford University. While at Stanford, he developed a passion for the potential of regenerative medicine and now maintains a twitter page @regenMD to highlight updates in the field. As an aspiring physician, scientist, and innovator, he plans to use stem cell biology and mobile/web technology to address unmet clinical needs and improve clinical care. When not studying, the Dallas native enjoys playing tennis, road trips, and catching up on sleep!

Nancy Lin

Nancy Lin
Nancy Lin is a second-year medical student at UT Southwestern. She previously earned a bachelor’s in Biochemistry and Cognitive Sciences from Rice University.
Nancy Lin is a second-year medical student at UT Southwestern. She previously earned a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry and Cognitive Sciences from Rice University. After graduating college, she worked as a business consultant for Accenture in Houston. Although the young professional life was exciting, Nancy missed the academic environment and decided to return to school for a medical degree. Though she is still deciding what her ultimate career goals will be, Nancy is leaning towards academic medicine, where she could split her time between clinic, teaching, and research. Outside of schoolwork, Nancy enjoys writing, catching up on current events, and consuming too much coffee/dessert on any given day.

Gaurab Chakrabarti

Gaurab Chakrabarti
Gaurab is a second-year medical student at UT Southwestern. He previously earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computational Neuroscience from Brown University.

Gaurab is a second-year medical student at UT Southwestern. He previously earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computational Neuroscience from Brown University. He is passionate about understanding the biology of cancer and will be pursuing a PhD in Cancer Biology in addition to his MD at UTSW after his second year of medical school. He loves to learn new things and blogs about his findings at GaurabC.com. As a physician-scientist, Gaurab hopes to function as a basic science researcher, clinician and educator in a large academic center. When he’s not thinking about science or exams, Gaurab enjoys playing guitar, hanging out with his friends and performing an occasional stand-up routine at local comedy clubs.

Sandeep Mehta

Meet Sandeep Mehta: Second-Year Medical Student
Sandeep Mehta describes his experiences at UT Southwestern and shares what he is learning on the road to becoming a doctor.

Sandeep is a second-year medical student at UT Southwestern. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration for Corporate Finance and a Bachelor of Arts for Plan II Liberal Arts Honors at The University of Texas at Austin. As a resident assistant and tutor at UT, he developed a passion for connecting with people, mentoring, educating, and simplifying complex ideas, all of which he hopes to continue as a medical student and future physician. While at UT Southwestern, Sandeep has also developed a newfound interest in basic science and clinical research, especially of the heart, and hopes to incorporate some element of discovery into his career. Outside of school, Sandeep enjoys tinkering with technology, volunteering at free clinics, and running.

Amanda Strickland

Medical Student

Amanda is a first-year medical student at UT Southwestern. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

As a student at Texas A&M, she followed her lifelong interest in linguistics by minoring in French and nurtured her passion for interdisciplinary studies, research, originality and education. She hopes to continue pursuing these interests at UT Southwestern.

Deciding on her career goals is still a work in progress, but she would like to incorporate education, research and clinic. Outside of the medical field, Amanda enjoys learning about new languages and cultures, exploring the culinary world, and telling witty jokes.