Minali Nemani

Education
Bachelor of Science, Molecular Biology and Healthcare Management, University of Texas at Dallas, 2019

Biography
Minali graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas double majoring in Healthcare Management and Molecular Biology in order to better understand the intersectionality of healthcare systems and medical treatment. From volunteering at Camp Summit as a residential counselor for individuals with developmental disorders, Minali was inspired to pursue a medical career dedicated to tailoring patient care practices to the unique circumstances and needs of patients. Directly interacting with these families provided a glimpse of the positive impact she could have as a physician seeking to understand her future patients the way she understood her campers and their families. Minali went on to break down communication barriers by studying American Sign Language and using her understanding of Medical Law & Ethics as a National HOSA–Future Health Professionals Competition Finalist and directing fundraisers for Camp Summit so she can use her platform to advocate for these chronic patients. Additionally, her interest in musculoskeletal conditions translated to her research experience looking at therapeutic targets for pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma development as a UT Southwestern Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow at the Amatruda Lab in 2018. She joined the Alliston Lab in August 2019 as a Staff Research Associate to further understand the molecular aspects of the skeletal system to expand our collective understanding of its developmental mechanisms. In her free time she enjoys playing sand volleyball, going on adventures with her dog, and attending local dance workshops.

Research Interests
• Translational Research
• Genetics
• Musculoskeletal Diseases

Favorite City in Texas
Dallas

Contact
Minali.Nemani [at] ucsf.edu