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Aishani Aatresh

Undergraduate Researcher
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Aishani is a senior at Harvard College and is in the Grad and Lipsitch Labs, interested broadly on questions of preparedness in infectious diseases. She works on modeling within-host kinetics of SARS-CoV-2, CRISPR-Cas13-based diagnostic testing for antibiotic susceptibility in Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and understanding the role of viral discovery in zoonotic hosts in outbreak preparedness and response. Aishani previously focused on seroprevalence studies and rapid antigen testing in the Michael Mina Lab and has also worked in biotech and penned a variety of science writing pieces. She is pursuing a degree of her own design called Complex Biosocial Systems at the College and is a Fellow in the Program on Science, Technology and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School. Next year, she will be pursuing a Master’s in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.