Anjali Rao

Anjali is currently a Ph.D. Student in the Interdepartmental Biological Sciences Program here at Northwestern University. Originally from Chennai, India, she moved to the US to pursue her interest in studying stem cell and developmental biology. Her research focuses on a unique stem cell population in the developing embryo, the Neural crest. Other than Science, her interests include reading, cooking, writing and working out.

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From the science fiction of "Jurassic Park" to the reality of genetically modified foods, the idea of customizing plants, animals and even human genomes has held our fascination for decades.