Graduate Resident Fellow
Alikhan is a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering. His research aims to create a biological replacement for damaged or degenerated intervertebral discs via tissue engineering. Additionally, he investigates the efficacy of bone marrow aspirate as a treatment for degenerative disc disease. Specifically, he is working to uncover what role mesenchymal stem cells play in resolving disc degeneration, and how they influence neighboring cell types in this process.
In his free time, Alikhan enjoys hiking, floating out on Cayuga Lake, playing poker, and live music. Alikhan is most looking forward to building community with his residents and fellow staff at Alice Cook House!