Athurva Gore received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University and his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California - San Diego, where he is a currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in Kun Zhang’s Integrative Genomics laboratory. Athurva’s work is primarily in applying high-throughput sequencing technology to the field of regenerative medicine, where he is working on characterizing the genetic and epigenetic differences between induced pluripotent stem cells and embryonic stem cells. His 2011 paper in Nature on the point mutations associated with iPSC generation was rated the 5th most influential paper of 2011 by Thomson Reuters. Athurva is a recipient of the Jacobs School Focht-Powell Fellowship and the CIRM Training Grant Predoctoral Fellowship. Outside of research, Athurva is the Vice President of External Affairs for the Bioengineering Graduate Society. After obtaining his graduate degree, Athurva plans to perform post-doctoral research and ultimately pursue a faculty position in Bioengineering.