Nakul Aggarwal PhD

Position title: Honorary fellow


Nakul is a graduate student in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD-PhD). He recently completed the PhD portion of his training, and remains an honorary fellow in the Kalin lab as he returns to clinical training. 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.