On privilege

I immigrated with my mom from Bangladesh when I was four to join my dad who was then a photograph specialist at a shop in Cambridge, MA. I realize that while my parents may not be college educated, growing up in Cambridge has given me enormous privileges. I think it’s still hard for people to […]

Professor wins Gairdner Award

Brandeis graduate, Professor and Rose C. Falkenstein Chair in Cancer Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine Susan Band Horwitz Ph.D. ’63 won the Gairdner Award, also known as Canada’s Nobel. Horwitz was selected by the U.S. National Cancer Institute to figure out how Taxol, a plant alkaloid, can be used as an anti-cancer drug. […]

Stephen C. Harrison Receives 2018 Rosenstiel Award

Professor, investigator and biophysicist Stephen C. Harrison received the 2018 Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research on Monday afternoon. In a lecture hall crowded with students and professors from all departments joined by President Ron Liebowitz, Chair of the Rosenstiel Biomedical Research Center Professor James Haber presented the award to Harrison.   […]

On being disappointed in America

I’m not sure if it’s crazy and naive for me to feel this way, but I’m happy. I’m happy because I know that although the man-who-shall-not-be-named has become the president-elect of the United States, I’m part of a community that will make damn sure he is checked and that he is unable to progress with […]

On being both Bengali and American

When I was four, I immigrated from Bangladesh with my mother. I was considered the “golden” baby because I was born on Eid-al-Fitr, the celebration after the month of Ramadan, and around the very same time my father got his visa. I don’t have many memories of Bangladesh from when I was young. My one […]