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.
1. Virdi S, McKee AM, Nuthi M, Jadavji NM* (2023). The role of one-carbon metabolism on healthy brain aging. Nutrients. 15: 3891. (IF =5.9) (invited
Gunther Strash, MBS - Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student
Gunther Strash is a DO student at AZCOM. He finished his Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences at Arizona State University followed by a Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences at Midwestern University. During his Master's degree he completed a research thesis on potential neurodegenerative mechanisms in Alzheimer's pathology. He's excited to continue neurological research from a different perspective in Dr. Jadavji's lab. When not in the lab or classroom, Gunther enjoys playing guitar, and spending time with his two dogs.