Dipika graduated from Washington University in St. Louis (Wash U) in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, cum laude. During her undergraduate, she researched altered post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in the pathogenesis of leukemia and pre-leukemic syndromes in the lab of Timothy Graubert, MD, at Wash U School of Medicine.
Dipika matriculated to the University of Michigan Medical School in 2014 to pursue MD and PhD degrees as a Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Fellow. She completed two years of medical school and is currently in the PhD phase of her joint degree program. During her PhD, she is researching the rerouted biological pathways that distinguish high-grade adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) in the lab of Gary Hammer, MD, PhD.
Molecular pathogenesis of ACC, genetics, transcription, cell cycle, epigenetics, tumorigenesis
Okeyo-Owuor T, White BS, Chatrikhi R, Mohan DR, Kim S, Griffith M, Ding L, Ketkar-Kulkarni S, Hundal J, Laird KM, Kielkopf CL, Ley TJ, Walter MJ, Graubert TA. U2AF1 mutations alter sequence speciﬁcity of pre-mRNA binding and splicing. Leukemia. 2015 Apr;29(4):909-17.