Radhika Agarwal is currently an MD/PhD student at Harvard Medical School. She completed her undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Biology at Indiana University Bloomington, where she was a Herman B Wells Scholar, the most competitive scholarship offered by the university. Her undergraduate research on the mechanisms of bacterial surface adhesion has been recognized with several awards, including a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship and the Indiana University Provost’s Award for Research Excellence. After graduation, Radhika enrolled in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program and joined the Harvard-MIT MD/PhD program. Her graduate work involves the application of CRISPR gene editing technologies to model mutations that cause heart disease in induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocytes. Radhika is interested in translating advances in genetic tools and research to patient care. Additionally, she is passionate about effective science communication, and serves as managing correspondent for Science in the News, a Harvard graduate student organization with a mission to bridge the communication gap between scientists and non-scientists.