Meet The Researcher

Krishna Bharani

Medical University of South Carolina
Neuroscience
MD/PhD Student

Thanks for visiting my page! My name is Krishna Bharani, and I'm originally from Chicago where I majored in Biology and Chemistry at Loyola University Chicago.  Currently, I am pursuing an MD/PhD in the medical scientist training program at the Medical University of South Carolina.

When I'm not studying or nerding out on new neuroscience and aging research, I love exploring science fiction and T-rex jokes. I also enjoy expanding my knowledge of the “real world” by assisting with my spouse’s business ventures.

My passion is in memory and learning, and my ultimate career goal is to become a leading Alzheimer's disease clinical scientist. I've had some great mentors in my career so far, and I'm excited for the opportunity to pay it forward with the next generation of scientists!

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The Fourth Annual Symposium for Advocates of Women in Science and Medicine will be held Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at the University of Virginia. There will also be a multi-professional networking dinner following the symposium. This will be a day focused on career advancement and advocacy for women in science and medicine! This year's symposium will feature Dr. Vivian Pinn as keynote speaker, who will share her pathway through medical training as well as her work on advocating for women in science and medicine. We will also have Kimberley Barker speak on managing online presence as a medical and/or research professional. In addition, the day will include a poster session, networking workshops, and focused panels on topics including career development, work-life balance, and inter-professional collaboration.We have a group medical and graduate students who will drive up from Charleston, SC to Charlottesville, VA to attend the Fourth Annual Symposium for Advocates of Women in Science and Medicine.  We hope to raise some money to help fund our lodging for two nights at the conference. The goal of this meeting is to educate members about inequalities women in research and medicine face and generating educational and networking experiences for students to help overcome these obstacles. This symposium importantly brings together advocates (male and/or female) for women in science and medicine (from across many disciplines) to facilitate discussion of challenges, goals, tools, and opportunities women face in science and medicine. By including participants from across medical, graduate, and nursing education we can have in depth conversations and facilitate connections across these disciplines (adapted from http://uvaaffirm.wixsite.com/southeastsymposium).