Hi! My name is Ankit and I’m currently an M2 at Cooper Med School. I’m particularly interested in psychiatry, as I’ve always wanted to work in the world of mental health. Even though it’s something that we can’t see or fully understand, it dictates so much of our lives. After seeing the positive and negative effects mental health can have on some of my friends, I was intrigued and it all led to me now wanting to spend my life trying to understand the mind even more. Beyond my primary interest in psychiatry, I am also interested in education. I know that the mentors in my life have had enormous impacts on my path, and I want to be that same mentor and advisor for others. Whether that be teaching psychology / science in general, or giving out life advice, my goal is to make sure that my students can navigate their own lives without making the same mistakes I have made. My other academic interests include psychology (particularly focused on the psychology of social group dynamics — think: friend groups, cliques, families, romantic relationships, neighborhoods, cults, gangs, etc.), design, and neurobio. My goals for myself is 1. Survive medical school and 2. Maintain my sanity throughout (I think that’s pretty fitting, considering my academic interests!). My goals for this program include to 1. Help my mentee successfully navigate their college lives, and 2. Help my mentee get accepted to a medical school. I can’t wait to meet you all! 🙂
“Everything will be okay in the end.
If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”
|Special Interests and Hobbies
Loudspeaker design and construction (I just learned how to design speakers and I’m in the process of revising my prototypes, with the eventual goal of creating my own company!)
Tasting as many unique coffees as humanly possible!
Cornell Hockey! Go Big Red!
|My Goals for This Year
Survive M2 year!
|My 5 Year Goals
I hope to be in a psychiatry residency program in 5 years
|My 10 Year Goals
I hope to be practicing psychiatry in a private or group practice
Biology, with a concentration in Neurobiology and Behavior
|Leadership and Club Activities
Habitat for humanity – President
Cornell Undergraduate Research Board, Peer Mentorship Program – Chair
Office of Undergraduate Biology – Student advisor
Smolka Lab – Research assistant
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU)
|School Clubs & Organizations
Red Cross’s Brown Paper Bag Project – Eboard
Psychiatry Interest Group – Eboard
Cooper After-school Mentoring Program – Mentor
|Special Interests / Hobbies in Medical School
Psychiatry and education
|Currently Accepting Students
|Communications & Availability
Text is the best for quick responses at ANY time you need something, but email or a phone call is ideal for long messages!
|Research Experience / Publications
Smolka Lab, Cornell University (3 years). Investigated role of TopBP1 in breast cancer in Mus musculus by characterizing phenotypes of mutant mice, measuring checkpoint activation, determining changes in proteins, and assessing fertility of mutants. Contributed to the development of a model for TopBP1â€™s control over DNA damage repair mechanisms. Designed and presented research poster at CURB Spring Forum 2018. PI: Dr. Marcus Smolka
Rutgers University SURF Program (Summer 2018). Studied the impact of diabetes on acute coronary syndrome outcomes in clopidogrel-treated patients during a 10-week REU in the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. Developed R code to analyze hospital data for comorbidities linked to readmission following acute coronary syndrome (500+ lines). Presented research at the Rutgers SURF Research Symposium. PI: Dr. Luigi Brunetti
Pradhan Lab, CMSRU (current). Studying treatments for relapse prevention in opioid use disorder
Siegler Lab, CMSRU (current). Studying the effect of COVID-19 on stroke rates, as well as the utility in TEEs in stroke cases
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