Tejas S. Athni

Stanford University

Meet Tejas

Tejas Athni is an undergraduate student at Stanford University, originally from Macon, Georgia.

Currently, he is a student researcher in the Department of Biochemistry at Stanford. Previously, Tejas has performed research in the neuro-oncology and plant biology fields at Karmanos Cancer Institute (Detroit, MI) and Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, GA). He was a member of a research team developing a phytochemical treatment option for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain cancer, has worked to identify the biological reasons why two medicinal plants are going extinct in nature, and has instructed research programs for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Through his research, Tejas has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, including the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Neuroscience Research Prize. He has presented and discussed his research at various scientific conferences, pharmaceutical companies, and public speaking venues such as TEDxPeachtree.

Tejas is also a volunteer EMT with Stanford EMS and Santa Clara County, and has co-founded a community CPR education organization known as Perfusion. He enjoys playing on the ultimate frisbee team.

Tejas’ long-term goals include pursuing a career as a physician-scientist.

Research

 

The Evolution of Modern Medicine: From Garden to Pill Box

Medicinal Plants (Springer)
Athni TS, Athni SS
Chapter 1, pp. 1-16, Nov 2019
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-31269-5_1

 

Reproductive Biology of a Threatened Medicinal Herb Scutellaria ocmulgee Small from Georgia

In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Animal
Vaidya BN, Athni T, Sreepathi V, Joshee N
vol. 54, p. S43, June 2018
DOI: 10.1007/s11626-018-0251-9

 

Inhibiting the Proliferation of Patient-Derived Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) Cells and U-87 MG Cell Line Using Leaf Extract of Bacopa monnieri

Neurotherapeutics
Athni T
, Vaidya BN, Joshee N, Parajuli P

vol. 14, pp. 811–812, July 2017
DOI: 10.1007/s13311-017-0543-x

Inhibiting the Proliferation of Patient-Derived Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) Cells and U-87 MG Cell Line Using Leaf Extract of Bacopa monnieri

 

Palynological Evaluation and Pollination Biology of Scutellaria ocmulgee, A Threatened Medicinal Plant from Middle Georgia