I'm Hersh, a student and scientist with a dual background in biology and computer science.

I recently graduated from Berkeley, and this fall I will begin my Ph.D. in Biophysics at UCSF. I am also a co-founder of H2 Micro, and a research scientist in two academic labs.

Here are some highlights of my experience.


I conduct biochemical and biophysical research in Professor Jim Hurley’s lab at Berkeley to elucidate the structural basis of mammalian autophagy.


I collaborate with groups likeCWRU CCIPD to apply machine learning and computer vision to creating improved models for predicting cancer behavior.


I am a part of the Berkeley Forum, where I design questions and conduct interviews with influential people from all over the world.


I spent time in the Schreiter Lab at Janelia to develop a novel class of calcium indicator, combining small molecules with proteins.

Me and my vision.

I am fascinated by biological systems, from molecular physics to human behavior. My goal is to shine light on how life works from the ground up, and in doing so contribute to the improvement of the human condition. I am pursuing this goal through a career in life science research, augmented with computational techniques.

Currently, I am acquiring the skills to effectively tackle questions in life science. I have been part of three different labs, working with techniques ranging from x-ray crystallography to deep learning. In addition, I co-founded the software development and consulting company H2 Micro. In 2019, I graduated from Berkeley with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology, and am now pursuing a Ph.D. in Biophysics at UCSF.

I was born and raised in Maine, and have come to enjoy playing the violin, rock climbing, and drinking coffee. I graduated in 2015 from the New Hampshire boarding school Phillips Exeter Academy, where I focused on classical languages and molecular biology.

Get in touch.

I am always happy to chat about interesting thoughts, ideas, or opportunities.

Feel free to reach out at hello@hershbhargava.com!