Akansha started as an undergraduate research assistant at the Didar Lab in 2018 and developed a lubricant infused DNAzyme biosensor which detects E. coli in complex fluids like milk. She is now in her fifth and final year of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering through the iBioMed program. She is currently helping to develop food packaging with printable DNAzymes for real-time bacterial detection. Akansha is interested in exploring the intersection between biomedicine and surface modifications in her future studies. In her free time, she enjoys baking, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.