Student Feature- Akanksha S. Mathivanan

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Akanksha S. Mathivanan is a 2022 Aresty Summer Science graduate and is an aspiring physician-scientist who intends to forge a career in medical research. Akanksha is advised under Annika Barber, professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SAS, and the Waksman Institute of Microbiology. Akanksha has won two awards for a poster she developed on traumatic brain injury and sleep. She has been featured on SAS news for her personal passion for the research and her contributing work towards the study of chronobiology.

Last summer, Akanksha explored the impact of brain injuries on the ability to sleep. “Akanksha’s work with Michael shows that in fact we do see progressive change in sleep architecture,” Barber says. Congrats on your amazing work Akanksha!

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