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Prachi Patel

Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia's Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute

Prachi Patel is a Ph.D. candidate in Columbia's Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. She holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia, an MPhil focused on auditory neuroscience from Columbia, and a BTech from Nirma University in India. Her scientific research consists of investigating how speech and music are encoded in the human brain. She looks at signals recorded from the brain to infer the encoding of this information and the workings of brain circuitry. Patel's scientific findings are published in international science journals, such as Cell Reports and eLife, and she has presented her work and won awards at several international conferences, including SfN, APAN, and ARO. She is a review editor for Frontiers for Young Minds, an open-access scientific journal that brings the latest research in real time to school children.