Varun grew up in Mississauga, Ontario, and completed a Bachelor of Health
Sciences degree at McMaster University. During his undergraduate degree, he had the opportunity to work at Mishra Lab through the Keenan Summer Research Program in 2016. He worked on a systematic review and meta-analysis that examined the HIV prevalence and sexual partnerships among clients of female sex workers in Sub-Saharan Africa. He presented the preliminary results of the study at the Canadian Association for HIV Research annual conference (CAHR 2017). Following the summer studentship, he completed medical school at McMaster University. Varun is currently doing his Family Medicine residency at Queen’s University.