Bikal Sharma (’24) is a freshman at Stanford with interests in neuroscience, biocomputation, and chemistry. As a NeURO fellow in the Pfeffer Lab, he researches the causes of inherited Parkinson’s Disease using innovative biochemical approaches. Outside of the lab, Bikal serves on Frosh Council, volunteers with Cardinal Free Clinics, competes on the Model United Nations team, and tutors underserved youth at East Palo Alto Stanford Academy. He’s also passionate about science communications, working on core teams of the SHIFT Health++ Hackathon, Stanford Synapse, and Stanford Biomedical Engineering Society. In his freetime, Bikal enjoys reading science fiction novels, writing posts for his Medium page, and discussing existentialist philosophy.