Tharra Sethurathnam ‘25

Tharra is concentrating in Human Nutrition and plans to do clinical research for 1-2 years before attending graduate school for nutrition! Tharra is currently doing research on the effect of metal ion limitation on the growth of Bacillus subtilis in the Helmann Lab, is a CALS student ambassador, an execute board member of the Hindu Student Council, and is a writer for the Cornell Undergraduate Research Magazine. Last summer, she was a research fellow at the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition, and this summer, she will be doing research at the O’Brien Lab at Cornell! Her favorite courses so far are NS 3450 and BIOG 1445, and in her free time, Tharra loves to go on walks and read science fiction novels!

Tharra's advice for incoming students

“You’re going to have an amazing experience at Cornell! Our community has so much to offer so have fun and make the most of your time here!”

College: CALS

Tutoring: BIOG 1445, CHEM 3570, CHEM 3580, BIOMG 3320, BIOG 1500, NS 3450, BIOMI 2900, BIOMI 2911

Email: tss78 [at]