Sanika Joshi, MBS – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student
Sanika is a medical student at Midwestern University interested in the field of neurology, public health, and nutrition. She was raised in California and attended the University of California, Irvine where she graduated with honors in Public Health Science. While pursuing her undergraduate education, Sanika worked on numerous research projects such as studying the behavior of microbial communities in a Cystic Fibrosis lung model, understanding variation in pain sensitivity in different cultures, and even conducting an epidemiological study to determine how climate change affects various populations across California. She has a passion for learning and enjoys running long-distance, baking, reading books, and going on long hikes in her free time. She is excited to understand how nutrition plays a key role in affecting brain health as a part of the Jadavji lab!
Alice Yaldiko, BS – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student
Alice Yaldiko is a medical student at Midwestern University. For her undergraduate education, she attended the University of California, San Diego where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. During her time there, she worked on a research project focusing on the molecular mechanisms by which the circadian clock controls critical biological processes such as the immune responses. In her spare time, Alice enjoys hiking, running, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Siddarth (Sidd) Gunnala, BS - Master's of Biomedical Science Student
Siddarth is a student in the Masters of Biomedical Sciences at Midwestern University. Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, he attended the University of Arizona where he obtained a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. During his undergraduate career, Siddarth involved himself in research that explored Model-Based Reasoning and its application in a collegiate education setting. He enjoys weight-lifting, football, gardening, and traveling during his spare time. He is excited to join the Jadavji lab and develop a deeper understanding in the field of neurology!
Manogna Nuthi, BS - Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student
Manogna Nuthi is a medical student at Midwestern University. She is interested in neuroscience, nutrition, and surgery. For her undergraduate degree, she attended the University of Texas at Dallas, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience. She also completed her Master of Science degree in Medical Sciences at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. During her undergraduate experience, she was involved in a neuroplasticity lab exploring the applications of Vagal Nerve Therapy in improving auditory disorders and speech deficits such as hearing loss, autism related speech deficits, and VPA altered speech deficits. She primarily handled animal surgeries and animal health with additional tasks in brain mapping, behavioral experimentation, and micro-construction of devices for related projects. She is very excited to expand her neurobiology understanding through Dr. Jadavji’s lab. Outside of academic work, Manogna is an avid Indian classical dancer and enjoys baking, movies, badminton, and spending time with family and friends.