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Dr. Poonam Agarwal

Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University

Dr. Poonam Agarwal is a research scientist at the Stanford School of Medicine. Her research focuses on epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation in stem cells, development, and cancer. She obtained a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology at The University of Texas at Austin where she developed tools to study anticancer drug mechanisms that function through DNA damage. Prior to joining graduate school, she has several years of experience working in the agri-based and pharmaceutical industry in India. She aspires to encourage students to become the next generation drivers of healthcare. In her free time, she enjoys running and getting involved in STEM outreach programs.

Dr. Agarwal presented at the Jobs of Tomorrow program on Feb 28th, 2020, and at the Zimbabwe Jobs of Tomorrow program on June 18th, 2020.