Carmen Sivakumaren

Graduate Student

Sindhu Carmen Sivakumaren is a graduate student in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) program in the Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard University. Hailing from Malaysia, she majored in Chemistry and Psychology at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where she developed a keen interest for the chemistry-biology interface and pharmacology of cancer therapeutics. In the Gray Lab, she is currently delving into lipid kinase signaling inhibition, focusing on phosphatidylinositol-5-phosphate-4-kinase (PIP4K) and a synthetic lethal approach to cancer therapy. Outside of the lab, Carmen is in the Therapeutics graduate certificate program and on the leadership board for the Minority Biomedical Scientists of Harvard (MBSH) and the Harvard Biotech Club. She also paddles for the Harvard Dragon Boat Team and writes for music magazine PureGrainAudio in her free time.