Aysha Gardner is a rising senior at Santa Clara University majoring in Biology with a minor in History. She joined the Tawfik lab in June 2020 as an undergraduate research assistant. Currently, Aysha is exploring cellular senescence’s impact on pain. She plans on pursuing a career in medicine and bioethics.
Outside the lab, Aysha is an avid reality TV and Avatar: The Last Airbender watcher. She loves to read novels by Toni Morrison and Octavia Butler, and occasionally DJs!