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I'm Akshaj. I'm a 17-year old Commander (ENTJ-A) from Kingston, Ontario, obsessed with solving the world's biggest problems, and impacting billions of people.
I'm currently in my first-year of post-secondary education at Queen's University in the Biomedical Computing program. My passions lie in combining various exponential technologies, like artificial intelligence, and biological technologies like genome engineering, and applying them in the field of medicine to develop novel therapeutic strategies that allow for more effective treatments of various disorders.
Outside of school, I am currently working with a team of passionate youth to to develop prophylactic, or preventative, vaccines for cancer, to explore if it is possible to train your immune system to better recognize and attack cancer cells as soon as they appear, preventing complex tumours from ever arising. I am specifically focusing on training the B cells and T cells in the body to recognize cancer stem cells, which are suspected to be the original tumor cells responsible for giving rise to the rest of the tumor, and for supporting and maintaing growth and metastasis of cancer in the body.
I am also currently diving deep into human longevity, exploring the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for the ageing process, and therapeutic approaches to prevent, and even reverse, the progression of ageing. I am currently working at a youth-run human longevity startup called Biotein, where I am researching the mechanisms responsible for aging in the nervous system, how this causes the cognitive decline and neurological pathologies associated with age, and how it can be prevented.
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Extensive experience developong machine learning algorithms for various uses, including computer vision, image classification, and data extrapolation.
Learning the processes behind genetic editing and engineering, and utilizing these skills towards curing various genetic disorders.
Experience with forming conclusions from data analysis. Experienced in programming R and Python for data analysis.
Working under the guidance of professors at Queen's University to perform research in cancer prediction and movement analysis using biocomputing tools and methodologies.
I have worked on numerous websites for organizations including the IYNA and the International Brain Bee. I am also currently working as a web developer for Dr. Amber Simpson at Queen's University
I invest all of my energy and time into a problem, ensuring that I solve it, and do so with high-quality results.
To reach unconventional success, you must follow an unconventional path.
Nadeem Nathoo - Co-Founder of The Knowledge Society
If you are born poor, it's not your mistake. But if you die poor, it's your mistake.
Bill Gates - Founder of Microsoft, American Business Magnate
Hard work never brings fatigue. It brings satisfaction.
Narendra Modi - Prime Minister of India
I'd rather try and fail than fail to try.
Vinod Khosla - Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems, Businessman, Venture Capitalist
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