The INSPIRE Postdoctoral Program at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is sponsored by NIH-IRACDA and provides funding for up to three years of mentored research experience at Rutgers and training in educational methods including mentored teaching at nearby minority serving institutions. Her research, under the mentorship of Dr. Grace Guo, will focus on understanding the tissue dependent role of farnesoid X receptor (FXR) activity in healthy and liver disease patients. Vik has also been selected to be a Research Fellow in the 2022-2023 cohort of the Mistletoe Research Fellowship (MRF). This unfettered research grant opportunity allows recipients to develop professional opportunities in collaboration with Momental Foundation supported startups and non-profit.