Dr. Hitarthi Vyas received her B.S. honors in Chemistry from Department of Chemistry, The M. S. University of Baroda, India in 2015. She moved to life sciences and received her M.S. in Biochemistry from The M. S. University of Baroda, India in 2017. There she worked on identifying functionality of SNPs in neurodegenerative trinucleotide repeat disorders; Huntington’s disease and Fragile-X syndrome in western Indian Population for her thesis. After completing her master’s degree, she worked as a junior research fellow in industry where she was making immune cells (NK cells, T cells and dendritic cells) from the PBMCs (peripheral blood mononuclear cells) of the cancer patients that were later administered (IV) to them as a part of their immunotherapy treatment. In early 2019 she registered herself for a doctoral degree in lab that focused on lifestyle disorders at the M. S. University of Baroda. Her thesis focused on identifying chronodisruptive micro RNAs and their role in regulating onset and progression of atherosclerosis. She has published over 12 first and co-author papers. She was awarded DSTPURSE and LTMT junior research scholarships and LTMT senior research scholarship for completion of her doctoral degree. She was also awarded the Paul Dudley White International Scholar award for presenting her work at the Basic Cardiovascular Science scientific session in 2021 (AHA). In Dr. Brody’s lab she will be focusing on understanding molecular mechanisms operating in cardiac hypertrophy.