Senior Tejas Sekhar gains research, tech experience
Senior Tejas Sekhar spent eight weeks this summer working at a renal lab partnered with Washington University in St. Louis. He worked with a WUSTL professor as an assistant researcher on various projects, gaining experience that contributes to a greater understanding of genomics.
Tejas used immunohistochemistry to target bladder innervation through the sacral and lumbar dorsal root ganglia (DRG) in mice. Using various antibodies, he was able to analyze which antibodies marked which specific mice DRGs. Tejas hopes to become a doctor in the future, and believes that this experience helped to strengthen that interest.
Tejas has also been assisting at his dad’s technology firm, CEdge Software Consultants, where he worked on the design and development of websites for nonprofit organizations such as the St. Louis chapter of National Defense Transportation Association. He also helped CEdge with a cyber symposium as an intern and met with with Major General Sarah Zabel, the vice commander for DISA DOD. He participated in leadership and proposal writing classes at CEdge that earned him a certification from Morehouse College.
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