Ani grew up in Alabama, where he discovered a passion for mathematics, and was heavily engaged in contests (including the Olympiad). He switched gears in college where he studied health & human biology at Brown University. He graduated with a 4.0 GPA and an honors thesis about Sod-1, a gene implicated in ALS. He is currently working as a research associate at the Broad Institute with the Tumor Immunotherapy Discovery Engine (TIDE) project. In the Summer of 2020, he is heading to Los Angeles to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. He will be attending the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA as a David Geffen Scholar.
Ani has always loved working with fellow students, and he participated in a variety of college mentorship and teaching programs. At Brown, he advised freshman as a Meiklejohn peer advisor and worked at a TA for both genetics and healthcare courses. At Cambridge Coaching, he works with students on their MCAT preparation and their medical school application.
In his free time, Animesh enjoys food and wine, watching sports, and live music.