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Aarya Venkat

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Graduate Research Associate
Kannan Lab
ARCS Foundation Scholar
Future Faculty Fellow

Biochemistry PhD Student with a background in drug design and computational biology. Versed in Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations, cheminformatics, structural and molecular biology. Interested in interfacing with drug industries and the government to develop ethical bills for pharmaceutical trade.


UGA, Biochemistry PhD Student

Alma mater: University of California, San Diego

Of note:

Recent Accomplishments:

Writing a Diversity Statement - GradTeach Workshop - Workshop leader, 2020

Playground Learning: Gamification in Classroom Environments - Spring Teaching Symposium - Workshop leader, 2020

Future Faculty Fellow, 2019-2020

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, 2019

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, 2018

Featured article in TA newsletter

Guest Lecture on Chemical Equilibria for 400 students at UCSD

Developed a new teaching method for gamifying the classroom: the Hogwarts School of Chemistry

Articles Featuring Aarya Venkat
Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 1:47pm

Congratulations to Aarya Venkat (Kannan Lab) for winning the People’s Choice Award at the 3 MT Thesis competition! If you missed the competition, visit the Graduate School’s website (…

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 12:40pm

Congratulations to Aarya Venkat, a Biochemistry PhD student who has been named one of 2019-2020 Future Faculty Fellows! His teaching philosophy is that science should be accessible to everyone, regardless of background and experience.

Major Professor

Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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