Aastha Chandra

2019-20 Latham Fellow
Majoring in Biomedical Sciences

Aastha is a junior majoring in biomedical sciences with a public health certificate and political science minor. She does research in the pathology lab as an ICRU fellow, and her research revolves around the MTDH oncogene and protein and how tumors with MTDH overexpression can be treated. She also serves as the Director of Health and Safety for UI Student Government and is a member of the University Lecture Committee. In her free time, she enjoys drinking Prairie Lights’ spicy mochas, watching rom-coms, and choosing which 10 NYT articles to read each month.