Sanjeeth Rajaram is a third-year student in the College of Medicine, pursuing a BS in Medical Sciences with a minor in Public Health and certificate in Bioethics. He arrived at UC as a Cincinnatus Scholar and a member of the University Honors Program. He has conducted research at the Center for Autoimmune Genomics and Etiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), where he studies the function of natural killer cells in viral infections. He has been a UC Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow and was recently named a 2021 Barry Goldwater Scholar. He is also researching science and media communication during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of an effort by the Federation of American Scientists.
Outside of research, Sanjeeth is passionate about nonprofit entrepreneurship, serving as Vice President of Project Break the Cycle, a 501©3 nonprofit providing sustainable relief in Yemen. After graduation, Sanjeeth intends to pursue an MD/PhD, with interests in immunology and computational biology. In his free time, he enjoys trying (and failing) to copy recipes from YouTube and watching basketball.
- 2020–21 - Recipient, Goldwater Scholarship Award