OURS National Scholarships

Mrunali Manjrekar : Goldwater Scholarship

Mrunali Manjrekar (Bioengineering/EECS, ’23) is interested in the exciting research being conducted at the intersection of applied engineering biology and computer science working, in order words, at both the benchtop and the desktop. She plans to pursue a PhD in Computational Biology and credits UC Berkeley’s amazing “landscape of opportunity” for providing the resources and opportunities to pursue her interests. She has worked in the Nielsen lab, seeking genetic markers to explain how a particular kind of frog is able to live at high altitudes in the Andes and is also an active member of Berkeley’s iGEM Team, a “by students, for students” synthetic biology lab space where undergraduates can design, implement, and lead experimental projects.