We asked Bhavana Sinthoju, a GT Biochemistry student who is conducting undergraduate research under the mentorship of Alexa Avecilla, about her life and experience working with us since the summer of 2023.
What excites you the most about conducting research in the Quiroz Lab?
I have always known that I wanted to get involved in research, and it played an active role in my decision to attend Georgia Tech. The Quiroz Lab presented a great opportunity to combine my interests in medicine, biotechnology, and biological systems. Additionally, the supportive and collaborative nature of the lab fosters growth through exposure to diverse perspectives. On a daily basis, I find myself being challenged and developing my critical thinking skills. I am looking forward to my journey at the Quiroz Lab and acquiring knowledge along the way.
When you are not studying or doing research, what do you like to do?
I have loved art ever since I was younger and find myself drawing, painting, or sketching whenever I am not studying or doing research. I also like to spend time with friends and family, watch movies, and to go on long walks in my free time.