Abhi Aggarwal

Abhi Aggarwal


Medical Student

Cumming School of Medicine, Undergraduate Medical Education

Research Associate

Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Brain and Mental Health Research Clinics Initiative

Contact information


Lab: HMRB 161



Abhi Aggarwal is a medical student at the University of Calgary, and a research associate with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI). With a profound interest in neuroscience, Abhi’s aspiration is to delve into the intricacies of the brain and uncover how neurons process information. He hopes to bridge the gap between medical practice and cutting-edge neuroscience research by developing specialized molecular tools and probes for comprehensive imaging of the brain. Abhi firmly believes that understanding the brain's inner workings is paramount for advancing healthcare and providing the best possible care to our patients.


Areas of Research

Protein Engineering, Biosensors, Neuroscience, Molecular Biology

Participation in university strategic initiatives


  • Michael Davidson and Roger Tsien Commemorative Award, Addgene Plasmid Repository. 2021
  • Centenary Award for Academic Excellence, University of Alberta. 2019
  • 1st Place Biochemistry Oral Presentation Award, 32nd Western Canadian Chemistry Conference. 2018
  • 1st Place Oral Presentation Award, University of Lethbridge. 2018
  • Outstanding Innovation Award, University of Alberta. 2017
  • Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (AIHS) Studentship, AIHS. 2017
  • Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) Stipend, University of Alberta. 2017

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