Riya Mohan, BA '24
Riya Mohan is a rising senior at Duke University and is pursuing a self-designed major in the Department of Program II Studies titled “The Ethical and Regulatory Issues of Human Genome Editing”. Her research interests lie in the intersection of science development and health policy/ethics research particularly in the realm of genomics, gene editing, germline editing, and genetic data privacy. She is currently named as a Margolis Health Policy Scholar and is an undergraduate researcher at the Heitman Lab in the Duke School of Medicine. In addition, she pursues independent research with the Marcus Center for Cellular Cures, Duke Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine, and Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics. At the University, she is also the president of Duke Ethical Tech, a university-based tech think tank, and leads Duke Swords, a student-led sword fighting group. Previously, she has been an Undergraduate Fellow in the Visualizing Cities Lab and was the President of Duke Cyber, the university’s premier tech policy organization. After graduation, she hopes to attend medical school to continue working in the intersection of genomics, patient care, and policy development.