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Nisha BK

Major: Neuroscience


Current Research project: 


Translate your work so that we can all understand its importance


When, how, and why did you get involved in undergraduate research?
I have been involved in undergraduate research since the summer before entering my freshmen year. I was placed in the Kelly Lab as a lab intern through UW GenOM ALVA. During high school, I took a Biomedical Sciences class where we worked with yeast culture, bacterial transformation, and other basic biomedical techniques. This class grew my passion for research as I was able to see the possibilities it provides for medical and technological advancement.


What advice would you give a student who is considering getting involved in undergraduate research?
I have experienced impostor syndrome especially in research related spaces which has held me back from taking initiatives like wanting to apply for research conferences. I would advice students who are considering getting involved to not let research intimidate them, but allow their passion and curiosity for a subject to motivate them.