Anu Dhanashekar


I graduated from Emory University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in English Creative Writing. At Emory University, I conducted research at Emory School of Medicine in the Neuro-Oncology department to study the role of the tumor microenvironment in the progression of Sonic Hedgehog Medulloblastoma, an aggressive pediatric brain tumor. Outside of Emory University, I conducted research at Moffitt Cancer Center where I worked with a team of surgeons, research scientists, and graduate students to understand what caused primary brain tumor patients to have an extended length of stay in the hospital following a craniotomy to remove their tumors. The research was presented at the 2019 Society for Neuroscience-Oncology conference, which I had the opportunity to attend as an undergraduate student, and published! I am excited to move from the south east to Boston and join the Stevens Lab! In the Stevens Lab, I will work at the Broad Institute with induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) models to study neurodegenerative disease! Outside of research, I love drawing, dancing, and hanging out with friends!