Samani Upadhyay is a third year undergraduate at Brown University majoring in neuroscience and contemplative studies. Driven by an interest in combining medicine and neurodegenerative disease research, she joined the Bateman lab in the summer of 2017 to study plasma abeta biomarkers. Her project is centered around identifying and characterizing novel abeta isoforms as potential biomarkers that may differ with AD status. After graduating, SamUpadhyayani hopes to pursue an MD/PhD. Her favorite activities outside of lab include hiking, rock climbing and eating food.