Anirudh grew up in Dallas, TX. His love for chemistry and tenure as a mathlete spurred him to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin summa cum laude with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a B.S. in Mathematics. As a Cockrell Engineering Honors Scholar, Anirudh worked in Dr. Lydia Contreras’ lab, investigating the effects of disease-impactful chemical modifications on tRNA structure, and later in Dr. George Georgiou’s lab, helping engineer a protein therapeutic to fight cancerous immune suppression. He spent his summers studying the structure of proteins related to stroke and HIV latency at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (with Dr. Patrick Wintrode), and Merck Research Labs. Anirudh is now an NSF Fellow in the joint Georgia Tech and Emory University BME PhD program and joined the LSI to make an impact on cancer immunotherapy. Outside of graduate school, Anirudh loves watching sports (excessively), trying new foods, spending time with family, and exploring Atlanta.