Nakul Aggarwal

Research Assistant

Nakul is a graduate student in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD-PhD). His primary research interests involve the use of advanced imaging techniques to delineate neural alternations underlying the development of early childhood anxiety. More specifically, his thesis work focuses on cross-species longitudinal analyses of diffusion tensor and functional magnetic resonance imaging data from non-human primate and preadolescent human samples, with the end goal of identifying evolutionarily conserved neural patterns in the prefrontal-limbic circuit that may be predispose one to developing clinical anxiety. He ultimately hopes to combine his clinical and translational research training to pursue an academic career as a child psychiatrist and mental health researcher.