Niveda Shanmugam

Niveda Shanmugam

I am a first year, Industrial Engineering Major, on the pre-health track interested in genetics, microbiology, and cell biology research. I have previously worked with Physarum polycephalum and have also interned at Emory, working on the genetic analysis of the mutation responsible for the mislocalization of PAT-6 at the cell boundary in the muscle of Caenorhabditis elegans. I am currently working with Kimberly Chen in the lab, helping her identify mutations underlying novel origins of multicellularity in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Outside of academics, I am involved in SGA, dance, and Grand Challenges.