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Karbi Choudhury is a clinical study coordinator for the Harvard Biomarkers Study (HBS), a longitudinal cohort study headed by principal investigator Dr. Clemens Scherzer. She joined the HBS team in the summer of 2018. Her clinical duties include contacting new patients, scheduling research participants for outpatient clinic visits, conducting appointments, and assisting collaborating physicians with neurological procedures. She splits her time between the movement disorders clinics of both Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In the laboratory, she assists with the processing of blood samples and cerebrospinal fluid of enrolled participants.
Karbi graduated in 2018 from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in neuroscience. Her undergraduate background includes significant wet lab work, studying neuroinflammation and epilepsy with the Jensen Lab at Penn Med. Her senior honors thesis on inflammatory markers of neurodevelopmental disorders was published in both the Penn Science Journal of Undergraduate Research and the Ivy League Undergraduate Research Journal.
Karbi hopes to glean many aspects of health care delivery during her time at BWH, which she will carry with her as a future clinician. She enjoys the interpersonal nature of her role as well as the edifying experience of staying up to date on neuroscientific literature.