Elina Thadhani is involved with simulation studies of biological systems. Elina earned a B.S. in bioengineering and an M.S. in computer science from Stanford University. Most recently, as an undergraduate researcher in Karl Deisseroth’s lab, Elina conducted computational biology research on synaptic plasticity, network modeling for hippocampal learning models, and molecular dynamics simulations of ChRmine, a newly discovered opsin protein. Elina also worked in Ron Dror’s lab, where she ran molecular dynamics simulations to determine ligand-receptor interactions to help inform optimization of drugs to target neurologic pathways. In her free time she enjoys running, hiking, rock climbing, and cooking.