Hi, I’m Samvardhini.

I’m a second-year PhD student in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology with a Designated Emphasis in Genomic and Computational Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. I work in the Sudmant Lab where I study the human genome. You can learn more about my research interests and projects here.

I serve as the blog Editor-in-Chief of the Berkeley Science Review. As Editor-in-Chief, I review article pitches, serve on the editorial board, and manage the Berkeley Science Review’s website and social media. If you have any questions about the Berkeley Science Review, would like to submit a pitch, or set up a collaboration, please reach out me via email: sridharan AT berkeley DOT edu

The Berkeley Science Review and the California Institute for the Quantitative Biosciences at UC Berkeley (QB3) have provided me the invaluable opportunity of speaking with scientists from diverse professional and personal backgrounds. You can find links to all my articles here. I enjoy covering a broad range of topics - from microbilogy to astrophysics - and exploring science beyond my own.

Before graduate school, I attended the University of California, Davis. In June 2020, I graduated with a B.S. in Genetics and Genomics with minors in Statistics and Professional Writing. At UC Davis, I was an active undergraduate researcher and worked on multiple research projects at UC Davis, Stanford University, and Genentech. Please see my Visual Resume to learn more about my academic journey.

Outside of the lab and classroom I am a passionate rasika of South Indian classical (Carnatic) music, voracious reader (mostly nonfiction), and love to take day hikes in and around the Bay Area.