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Priyadarshani Choudhary

Priya is a SSRP fellow who is creating and co-leading a research track for the SSRP. Here, she talks about her excitement around mentoring students in science and her journey into research!

Priyadarshani (Priya) is a postdoctoral fellow at the Fischetti Lab, where she studies bacterial pathogenesis and immunology. This year, she will be serving as an SSRP Fellow, where she will work on creating and co-leading a research track for the SSRP. Here, she goes into detail about her favorite things about science and research, and her excitement around mentoring students in research!

Where were you before Rockefeller?

“I did my Bachelors and Masters degree in Biotechnology and my PhD is in Biological Sciences.”

Share one thing about science that brings you joy.

“The pursuit of knowledge in science is a never-ending journey filled with wonder and excitement, and that continual process of discovery brings me immense joy.”

Outside of your research and science, what do you do for fun?

“I enjoy spending time outdoors, specifically going for a walk and exploring the beauty of nature. Additionally, I also love baking and experimenting with new dishes while listening to Indian music from the ‘90s.”

What are you most looking forward to when mentoring students with RockEDU?

“I’m excited to share my knowledge and expertise, help students develop critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and create a deeper understanding of scientific concepts. Collaborating with RockEDU to foster a supportive learning environment is something I eagerly anticipate. I’m keen on learning from the students themselves. Their innovative ideas and boundless enthusiasm can inspire me just as much as I hope to inspire them. Overall, I look forward to the opportunity to make a positive impact on the next generation and to contribute to the science education fostered by RockEDU.”

What advice would you give to incoming students?

“Stay curious and never hesitate to ask questions. Embrace challenges as opportunities for growth and learning.”

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