Vyjayanti Joshi, Ph.D.
Lake View High School
Vyjayanti Joshi teaches Biology, Biotechnology, and Dual Credit Biology at Lake View High School. Dr. Joshi started her teaching career by teaching undergraduate and graduate students. But after 8 years, she found her true passion for educating inner city young adults and getting them excited and prepared for STEM careers. Vyjayanti has been a public school teacher for 17 years. In addition to teaching, Vyjayanti also coordinates the North High Schools regional science fair. She is very excited to return to her students with all of this Bioengineering lab experience and teach them about drug delivery process using bionanotechnology techniques.
In the program, Vyjayanti worked in Dr. Shokuhfar’s In-situ nanomedicine lab. This lab is studying the biomineralization process inside the ferritin proteins with a potential outcome of developing novel approaches to the early detection and treatment of some neurological diseases. Vyjayanti’s project involved the loading of curcumin inside apoferritins to investigate the effect of curcumin on inflamed cells.