Student spotlight - Nirakar Rajbhandari

Education is one of the four pillars of UNMC's mission and our students are the lifeblood of that aspect of campus life.

In UNMC Today's Student Spotlight, we get to know some of these students, who will become tomorrow's health care professionals.

Today we meet Nirakar Rajbhandari, a second-year graduate student in biochemistry and molecular biology.

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Nirakar Rajbhandari
  • Name: Nirakar Rajbhandari
  • Hometown: Nepalgunj, Nepal
  • Year/Program: Second-year graduate student/biochemistry and molecular biology

What is your best memory from your time at UNMC?

My first meeting with my current mentor because he influenced me to switch into the field of cancer biology and mouse modeling for experimental biology. As a result, my dream of finding a cure for cancer appears to be realistic.

Our four brand values are leadership, commitment to excellence, working together and being a trusted resource. Pick one and tell us a time you witnessed it embodied at UNMC.

One that I have most witnessed is commitment to excellence. This can be experienced from the endeavors of every staff, student and the faculty member. I can see all the researchers committed to produce a quality result from their experiment that could be of extreme significance to the patients. In the same way, faculty are dedicated to transmit the quality education to their students and the medical staffs are obliged to provide excellent health services to the patients.

List three things people may not know about you.

  • I came from the country of Mount Everest.
  • I can spend hours watching and/or playing soccer.
  • Photography is my favorite pastime.


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Arjun Poudel
February 28, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Great going Nirakar.

Sabin Bista
April 09, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Hi fellow countryman. I am also from Nepal. Excellent work.

April 09, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Nice to hear about your experience at UNMC

Mamata Shrestha
April 08, 2012 at 12:57 AM

i didn't know that photography is your favourite timepass !!

Sue Anson
April 06, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Keep on keepin' on!!!I'm glad to hear your in the field of cancer research.....I hope you'll be the one to find some sort of a cure. Best of luck to you.

Dhanya Haridas
April 06, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Nice to see you on UNMC student spotlight!