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Karthik Shekhar is an Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.



B. Tech, M. Tech in Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2008

Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015 with Prof. Arup K. Chakraborty. 

Postdoctoral Research:

Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Aviv Regev, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. 

National Institutes of Health K99/R00 Fellow 

Recent Awards:

2023 McKnight Scholar in Neuroscience

2023 Donald E. Noyce Prize for Undergraduate Teaching

2023 Chemical Engineering Teaching Award

2022 Scialog Fellow

2022 Society of Hellman Fellow


Prof. Shekhar is a faculty scientist in the Biological Systems Division at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. He is affiliated with the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, Center for Computational Biology, Biophysics Graduate Group, Vision Sciences Graduate Group and QB3. For more information, check out my CV [Updated December 2023].

Contact Information: 

Karthik Shekhar

Office: 101D Gilman Hall

Email: kshekhar [at] berkeley [dot] edu

Administrative Assistant: Jeff King

Office: 105-A Gilman Hall 

Email: jeffpking [at] berkeley [dot] edu

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