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Dr. Bharadwaj grew up in India and came to the United States for her graduate studies. She completed her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Arizona State University. Her doctoral work focused on preclinical studies investigating nanoparticle delivery across the blood-brain barrier after traumatic brain injury. In 2018, she joined Drs. Porreca and Anderson laboratories at the University of Arizona for postdoctoral training. Her postdoctoral work focused on identifying the critical role of dorsal pons neurons in the migraine pain pathway. Currently, she continues her migraine research in Dr. Yeomans’s lab at Stanford Medicine. Dr. Bharadwaj is also currently involved in post-traumatic headache research in Dr. David Clark's laboratory at the Veterans Affairs (Palo Alto). Recently, she was awarded the prestigious International Headache Society Fellowship for investigating mechanisms for migraine pain generation. Over the years, she has held several leadership positions including serving as the communications director for Stanford Postdoctoral Association, as a diversity, equity, and inclusion Ally for the American Headache Society, and as an assistant editorial team member for the Headache journal.