Nivedita (Niv) Kanrar

Graduate Student
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics

I graduated from the California Institute of Technology in 2022 with a BS in Bioengineering. As an undergraduate, I primarily worked in the lab of Michael Elowitz, using scRNA-seq to analyze the ways different cell types utilize the combinatorial structure of biological pathways. I also worked in the groups of Alexei Aravin in Caltech, where I studied piRNA evolution, and Peter Kharchenko at Harvard, where I modeled noise across single-cell RNA experiments. After graduating, I spent a year as a US-Spain Fulbright Fellow in Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo’s group at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, evaluating the impact of metabolic stressors and toxins on microbial growth. At Princeton, I’m interested in uniting experimental and computational approaches to study biological questions that yield theoretical and clinical insights. Outside of work, I enjoy running, cooking, and watching tennis and soccer.

Start Date
2023 First Year
QCB Graduate Program