Arvind Ravi, PhD

Fellowship Awarded 2009
Arvind Ravi
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In his thesis Arvind described novel signaling pathways linking the core short regulatory RNAs of embryonic stem cells and sarcomas to downstream processes of proliferation and growth. In addition, he developed computational methods for identifying the “genomic fingerprint” of rapidly evolving lineage-specific microRNAs, which are generally less well studied than their better conserved counterparts.

Arvind is currently in his 3rd year of medical school in the Harvard-MIT Health, Sciences, Technology (HST) Program, and plans to pursue a career as a physician-scientist at an academic medical center. Outside of school, his interests include nonprofit work for disadvantaged communities as well as long distance running (even through the Boston winters).

"The Hertz Fellowship allowed me to switch from thinking about the cost of an experiment to the cost of missing out on a key scientific discovery."
– Arvind Ravi

Graduate Studies

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics
The Functional MicroRNA Landscape of Mammalian Development