Netra Unni Rajesh

Netra is a third year Engineering Science student at the University of Toronto with a specialization in Biomedical engineering. She obtained her first laboratory work term at the Sunnybrook Research Institute when she was just 16 years old. She pursued an internship at the National University of Singapore where she worked on developing a microfluidic device to test cancer patients’ response to radiotherapy.


Netra is currently working at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) where she is developing and engineering bioreactor devices for cancer vaccines. This fall, she will be taking a year off to work at MIT on a drug development project. Netra is an advocate for exposing young students to STEM and is thrilled to share her ideas at TEDxMississauga on better integrating hands-on STEM education into the school curriculum.

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