Yarl Balachandran received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University. She completed her thesis in Nobel Laureate Dr. Eric Kandel’s laboratory, studying neurotrophins and their role in learning and memory. She earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. For her thesis, she characterized novel therapeutics in patient-specific stem cell models at Massachusetts General Hospital. Currently, she is a Surgical Resident at Stanford University Medical Center. She is also a Postdoctoral Scholar in Transplantation Surgery, investigating biomarkers for Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder under Drs. Carlos Esquivel, Sheri Krams, and Olivia Martinez. She was recently invited to present her findings at the National Institutes of Health and American Transplant Congress.
TTS Young Investigator Scientific Award