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

Currently, I am a senior at Berkeley MCB, co-founder of H2 Micro, and a research scientist in two academic labs. This fall, I will begin my Ph.D. in Biophysics at UCSF.

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 these problems. I have been part of three different labs, working with techniques ranging from x-ray crystallography to convolutional neural networks. In addition, I co-founded the software development and consulting company H2 Micro. In May, I will complete my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Berkeley, and will pursue a Ph.D. in Biophysics.

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!