MD/Ph.D. Student, Molecular Biology
A New Jersey native, Nikhil grew up in Franklin Park and ventured across the Garden State in 2018 to attend Rutgers University-New Brunswick. During undergraduate, he worked under the guidance of Dr. Estela Jacinto and Dr. Harvey Weiss, discovering a novel amino acid sensor upstream of the mTORC2 complex. In 2021, he graduated with a B.A. in Biological Sciences. Enamored by the vibrant city of New Brunswick, he returned to begin his MD/PhD training at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Armed with a peculiar obsession for blood smears and CBC panels, Nikhil discovered his clinical interest in Hematology-Oncology. Now in the Brangwynne lab, he seeks to unravel the secrets of biomolecular condensates and their influence on cancer signaling. When not wielding pipettes and talking to his cells, you can find him strumming guitar strings, sipping whiskey, or engaging in an aggressively average game of pickleball.