About me

I am a PhD student in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, where I'm advised by Dr. Amish Patel. I am part of the Penn Institute for Computational Science and the Penn Center for Soft and Living Matter. My graduate research focuses on using theory and massively parallel computer simulations to solve challenging problems in molecular biology. (For more details, check out my research page.) Apart from research, I'm also interested in using data-driven problem solving approaches to help bring new therapeutics to the market. I am gaining practical experience in this area by working on pro-bono consulting projects at PBG Healthcare Consulting.

Prior to starting graduate school, I worked in computational research labs at Caltech, JAIST, and IIT Gandhinagar on a variety of interdisciplinary problems in applied physics, materials science, chemistry, and computer science. I used computational tools and developed algorithms and frameworks - and in one instance, assembled parallel computing hardware - to solve these problems. I was also a competitive programmer, and participated in the ACM-ICPC India Regionals in 2017.

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Getting in touch

Email is the best way to get in touch with me. You can reach me at apallath@seas.upenn.edu.