During the summer of 2016 MiOra connected Nikhil with Dr. Vaithi Arumugaswami at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Regenerative Medicine Institute. Nikhil got the opportunity to do research on Alagille Syndrom and presented his findings in various scientific forums. He has also been named as a valedictorian at the Granada Hills Charter High School and won the title of California High School Speech Association’s State Champion in the event of Original Advocacy out of nearly 300 students.
Nikhil has recently been accepted to the University of California (UC)-Davis, Baylor, Trinity, and UCSC as well as UC – Irvine. He decided to pursue a degree in Biological Sciences at UCI. He thinks that the extracurricular experience he had at MiOra provided him an advantage, since the BioSci major is the most competitive on UCI campus. Good job Nikhil!