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2020 Annual Report Interview: Dr. Anindita Roy

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In her interview with Foundation Board Member, Dr. Lynn Matcha (Batch ‘87), Dr. Roy discusses her work in pediatric cancer research, and the ways in which she promotes equality in the field while helping future generations of clinicians learn. Dr. Roy serves as Associate Professor of Paediatric Haematology at the University of Oxford.

ABOUT DR. ANINDITA ROY

Associate Professor of Paediatric Haematology at the University of Oxford.

Dr. Anindita Roy is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Hematology in the University of Oxford’s Medical Sciences Division. After getting her MBBS at Vellore CMC, she got her pediatric training at the Integrated Academic Clinical Training Program in Pediatric Hematology in London, UK. She was a fellow in the LLR Clinical Training Fellowship/Ph.D. and completed the NIHR Academic Clinical Lectureship in Pediatric Hematology at the Imperial College of London, and served as a Bloodwise Clinician Scientist at the University of Oxford. The main components of her research include studying prenatal B lymphopoiesis to understand how children get leukemia, specifically acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). She also explores how Down Syndrome is associated with the onset of leukemia in children.