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Abhishek C

- Research Program Mentor

MD candidate at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/Princeton University


My degrees are in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University and a Masters in Bioengineering from UCSD. I am an expert in tissue engineering, drug delivery, imaging analysis and disease.


As a Columbia University trained, biomedical engineer, my biggest passion applying research and development in clinical biomedical technology to solve pressing issues. I am especially interested in the fields of orthopedics, tissue engineering, and drug and gene delivery. I am verstaile in my personal passions but hold my love for nature and animals most closely! As a San Diegan, I love going on hikes, watching the dolphins surf the waves at the beach and playing with my dog. I also enjoy exploring new spaces in NYC.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Gene Delivery Applications

As we enter a new era of technology, there are some major shifts occuring in the space of clinical medicine and biotechnology. The biggest one we currently see is the shift to more personalized medicine. This is a field of engineering, biology and clinical medicine that focuses on ways to leverage existing technologies for personalized therapies. The most prominent example of this is the use of CRISPR to cure and deliver therapies to certain patients. Our project would entail a large data analysis of the epidemeology of genetic diseases, the cost they pose to patients, their families and the US government and a proposal for ways genetically engineering therapies could pose as solutions. I would like to see a student use existing software to design specific genetically engineering systems that could be tested in a labratory setting.

Attacking the Heat Attack

I'd like to project pursued where a student pulls data from all the major health systems in the country to look at risk factors for myocardial infarctions (heart attacks). A proposal could then be made to made to tackle these risk factors such as hypertension to predict how it will reduce the number of myocardial infarctions.

Coding skills

Python and Matlab

Teaching experience

I have worked for professional tutoring companies as well as done individual work. Additonally, I have mentored engineering undergrads in research and development projects during my time as an undergrad engineering student at Columbia University and as a graduate student at UCSD. At UCSD, I was the lead mentor for a team of engineering students working for the NASA and California Space grant consortium.


Work experience

Salk Institute (2017 - 2017)
Neuroscience Research Intern


Columbia University
BS Bachelor of Science (2020)
Biomedical Engineering
University of California San Diego (UCSD)
MSE Master of Science in Engineering (2021)
Bioengineering with Medical Specialization
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/Princeton University
MD Doctor of Medicine candidate

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