Bhavik Rathod

Bhavik Rathod

PhD student

To understand the therapeutical importance of TRAP/ACP5 in Bone formation and Cancer Metastasis using animal models and cutting edge molecular biology techniques.

About me

I am a PhD Student in the Windahl group , Division of Pathology, Department of Laboratory Medicine.

Before starting my PhD I have worked at KI and diagnostic industry sector in Sweden for 2 years. 

I was awarded the India graduate scholarship to study for and complete my Master of Science in Molecular Medicine with a specialization in experimental medicine (2017-2018) from the University of Sheffield, UK.

In India, I completed my Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Medical Biotechnology (2013-2017) at the Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh.

Research description

I’m working with different animal models (mice and zebrafish) and molecular biology techniques trying to gain a better understanding of The role of TRAP/ACP5 for bone development, maintenance and cancer metastasis. The overall aim is to investigate TRAP as a therapeutic target increasing the beneficial effects of loading on bone and for reducing the risk of metastases to bone. 

Teaching portfolio


  • B.Sc. Biomedicine – Tissue biology- Autumn 2021. (Lab supervisor)
  • BMA- Cell and Molecular biology- Autumn 2021. (Lab supervisor)
  • B.Sc. Biomedicine - Pathology- Spring 2022. (Lab supervisor)
  • BMA- Cell and Molecular biology- Autumn 2022. (Lab supervisor)
  • BMA- Cell and Molecular biology- Autumn 2023. (Lab supervisor)

Research/ Laboratory Training:

  • Martina Frattini - BSc. Biomedicine student (University of Pavia) 2022
  • Laura Bock - MSc. Biomedicine Student (Medizinische Hochschule Hannover) 2023


Advanced Course in Immune, Infection and Tumour Biology - Department of Microbiology, Tumour and Cell Biology - Karolinska Institutet  (2020-2020)

MSc Molecular Medicine – Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease at Royal Hallamshire Hospital , University of Sheffield (2017 – 2018)

BSc (Hons) Medical Biotechnology – Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh (2013 – 2017)

Academic honours, awards and prizes

  • India Graduate scholarship to study at University of Sheffield