Heta A. Gandhi, one of our current MolSSI Software Investment Fellows, is currently completing her PhD at the University of Rochester under the direction of Prof. Andrew White. She is working with Dr. Jessica Nash on extending machine learning software to coarse-grained molecular dynamics.
Working with molecular scientists! I worked with my current research advisor, Dr. Andrew White, during my MS. Even though I was working on energy systems modeling at the time, I got to learn much about molecular science and thought it was a fascinating field.
It has been truly rewarding! Being a MolSSI fellow has given me an opportunity to expand my network within the molecular science field, learn new things, and work through some challenging software issues. Being a MolSSI Fellow has made me a more confident scientist.
My MolSSI mentor, Jessica Nash, is quite encouraging, patient, and brings a fresh perspective for my project. On multiple occasions, Jessica has run my code/software to test it out or debug it.
My long-term plan is to be an academician as an educator and researcher
I am a sports enthusiast!
I’m proud of being able to work on many diverse interdisciplinary and collaborative projects.
Being outside – hiking or river rafting!
Publish 3 high-impact papers through my research and graduate with my PhD!
You are what you believe in. You become that which you believe you can become. So, just think about where you want to be, believe you can, and focus on getting to your goals. The struggles and failures you go through today will be your story to tell tomorrow, so enjoy the grind!