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Abha Ahuja, Ph.D., 
Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences
Accomplishments
  • Postdoctoral research at Harvard University; Ph.D. in Genetics from McMaster University; B.S. in Zoology from Delhi University
  • Lecturer and Curriculum Fellow at Harvard Medical School
  • Published several peer-reviewed scientific articles in the fields of evolution, genetics and development
  • Recipient of several awards and grants, including a Harvard Institute of Learning and Teaching grant to assess quantitative skills in life scientists

Professor Abha Ahuja joined Minerva from her most recent role as a Lecturer and Curriculum Fellow at Harvard Medical School. Prior to that she researched the evolution of protein function as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. Ahuja earned her Ph.D. in Genetics from McMaster University, and B.S. in Zoology from Delhi University.

As a curriculum fellow at Harvard Medical School, Ahuja's passion for helping to improve the instruction of statistics has driven her research on best practices in teaching quantitative skills to life scientists. In the classroom, she encourages her students to be active in every aspect of their learning experience, from the introduction of a topic through to mastery. Professor Ahuja teaches the first-year Empirical Analyses Cornerstone.