Stem Cell Biology Student Contributes to U Community during Pandemic

Anala Shetty

Anala Shetty joined the Stem Cell Biology Master's Program in the Fall of 2019.  She is currently working with Principal Investigator Walter Low, PhD.  Her research topic is "Using spacial genomics to look into the transcriptome and proteome during blastocyst complementation".  But being a student involves more than hitting the books.  Anala is also a yoga flow instructor at the UMN RecWell Center who now misses  practicing yoga with a group. However, she created a simple yoga flow on the RecWell YouTube page for people to follow along during this time when gathering is restricted.

Anala says that "Yoga has tremendously helped me during this pandemic to feel good mentally and physically. Regularly practicing the yoga asanas followed by meditation leaves me feeling calm, re-energized and grateful for the good things in life. It has helped me cope with the reality of the situation during this unprecedented time with a positive mindset and make everyday count."

We applaud her contribution to wellness among the entire University Community during this pandemic.