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TEJAS ATHNI, Stanford Undergraduate

Major: Neurobiology

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Tejas Athni is an undergraduate student at Stanford University pursuing a degree in Neurobiology. He is a passionate and dedicated student researcher, CPR educator, speaker, and mentor, and enjoys sharing his ideas through public outreach programs.

Tejas is a student researcher who has performed work in the neuro-oncology and plant biology fields. He is a member of a research team developing a natural treatment option for the deadly glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain cancer and has worked to identify the biological reasons why two medicinal plants are going extinct in nature.

Through his research, Tejas has won numerous national and international awards, such as the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Neuroscience Research Prize. He has presented and discussed his research at various locations around the world, including at universities, international medical and scientific conferences, pharmaceutical companies, and public speaking venues such as TEDxPeachtree.

Tejas has also immersed himself into volunteering and outreach, instructing research programs for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and creating a nonprofit organization devoted to teaching CPR and basic life-saving skills. Tejas has taught in the local community as well as abroad, such as in the rural villages of South India.

Past Classes

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B6647: Save a Life: CPR and Basic Life-Saving Skills in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
Through interactive lectures and hands-on activities, we will learn basic anatomy & physiology, recognize the signs of cardiac arrest and other emergencies, and acquire cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other basic life-saving skills. At the end of the course, students will be equipped with the knowledge to save a life during an array of medical emergencies.