Anchi grew up in Fremont, CA. For college, she studied biomedical engineering at Duke study and became interested in understanding the way environmental factors can influence human health. She spent most of her summers in Dr. Lawrence David's lab tracing the evolution of the ubiquitous enzyme beta-galactosidase from bacteria to animals and working to understand this metabolic enzyme's function across multiple forms of life and how that can inform our understanding of prokaryote-eukaryote interactions. She spent one gap year at the NIH in Bethesda, MD as part of their their postbac IRTA program under Dr. Thomas Markello in the Undiagnosed Diseases Program. While at the NIH, she helped develop a computational program capable of detecting variants in UDP patients' genomes that are likely candidates in causing their respective conditions.
For her thesis, she is Dr. Noah Palm's lab in the Immunobiology department, studying the microbiome (TBD).
Since coming to Yale, she has been involved in the HAVEN Free Clinic, the Ultrasounds Acapella group, the MD/PhD Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and the Volunteering in Pediatrics program. She has also been a part of the leadership of the Pediatrics Interest Group, Music in Medicine, and Palliative Care Scholars. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and hiking.
Education & Training
- BSDuke University, Biomedical Engineering (2017)