Science Leader Khushbu Pandya '16
Science Leader Khushbu Pandya '16

High School: Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut, New London, Conn.

Connecticut College Major: Biology with Cellular Molecular concentration;

Summer 2013: Researched the effects of the 2010 BP oil spill on the microbial communities in the salt marshes of Louisiana with Professor Anne Bernhard.

"The Effects of Oil Spill on amoA Gene Expression in Ammonia Oxidizing Microbes." First Annual Student Research Poster Session for the Sciences at the Academic Resource Center at Connecticut College, September 13, 2013.

Other Accomplishments/Activities

Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy PICA Scholar (Program in Community Action and Public Policy)

Since 2010, volunteer at the Backus Hospital in Norwich, Conn.

- Student Adviser
- Member of House Council
- Tutor introductory biology courses

Future Plans

To advance my interest in infectious diseases and become a physician