Aditi Kulkarni

I grew up in Woodbury, MN and then attended Swarthmore College, which is a tiny liberal arts school right outside of Philadelphia. I majored in Chemistry and minored in Mathematics, and began working in a biophysical chemistry lab studying alpha-synuclein, which sparked my interest in research. After graduating, I worked in Dr. Sandra Maday's lab at the University of Pennsylvania studying the mechanism and regulation of autophagy in neuronal homeostasis. I am currently a second year medical student at the University of Minnesota and when I'm not working, love long-distance running, cooking, and knitting!