Pranav Chhaliyil is a senior at Arizona State University. He is a researcher and marketing specialist who enjoys psychology, poetry, travel, and art. For the previous 7 years, his research on the oral microbiota to prevent cancer, diabetes and heart diseases won him many state, national, and international accolades. His novel GIFTS Nano Charcoal products are available in the market. Pranav's work on unrefined sugars for oral health helped him become a Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholar (semi-finalist). His current research is on the soil microbiota and healthy agricultural practices to meet the growing food demands worldwide. Additionally, he conducts dental awareness camps and science fairs for students in remote villages of India, established a Culture Heritage Center, and was a part of starting a pre-primary school.


Malayalam (mother tongue), English, Tamil, Hindi                                                                                 

Learning: Spanish & Arabic                                                                                                                       

5 Words that Describe Pranav

Perspicacious, Introspective, Inquisitive,

Interdisciplinary (mind), Aesthetic


Tennis (Varsity 2016), Soccer, 

Badminton, Track