Surbhi Nahata head shot

Surbhi Nahata, MS

Research Assistant
Areas I Teach 

Educational History

BS in Microbiology and Minor in Chemistry, 2016, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, India.

Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Lab Technology, 2017, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, India.

MS in Environmental Science, 2020, Oregon State University, USA.

Surbhi Nahata's Master's thesis project can be found in her resume.

Roles & Responsibilities

Surbhi is a research assistant in Dr. Sigrid Robert's parasitology lab at Pacific University. Her work involves understanding the polyamine synthesis pathways in the parasite Leishmania (which causes a plethora of symptoms ranging from ulcers to death). One of their hypothesis involves the potential use of drugs for targeting polyamines, Spermidine and Putrescine, which are essential for the parasite growth. Surbhi would be involved in the research work as well as in training the undergrad and PharmD students in the lab.

Outside of Work

Surbhi hails from India and has recently been introduced to the culture in Oregon. When she is not working she LOVES to be outside hiking or exploring the great Pacific Northwest. She is an avid reader of mostly non-fictional books and likes to talk about anything science-y or related to geology. Surbhi loves listening to music and go on runs when stressed. Her nearest future career goal involves pursuing an interdisciplinary research where she could combine bioinformatics, ecology and biotechnology in her study.