Chandni is completing a PhD at the University of Liverpool. Her PhD focuses on earlier detection of pancreatic cancer, specifically pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, in individuals with new-onset diabetes.
Chandni's thesis incorporates the use of mass spectrometry and various immunoassays to help identify and validate potential protein biomarkers that are indicative of early stages of the disease. She hopes that by developing a routine diagnostic test to help identify individuals who are most at risk of being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, before their cancer has metastasised, she can improve the prognosis and survival rate of patients.
Prior to her doctoral research, Chandni worked as a community pharmacist, after obtaining an undergraduate degree in pharmacy, in London.
By acting as a student representative and supporting various charities, including Crisis and Mind, with fundraising and volunteering, Chandni hopes to inspire the next generation of young scientists, as well as to work towards improving mental health and wellbeing for researchers.