Palik received her B.S. in Physiological Science from UCLA in 2021. Prior to that, she was a pharmacy student at LIU, Lebanon. She joined the Bensinger lab in 2022 as a staff research associate. Her project entails investigating the lipid metabolism of various genetic background models with the activation of macrophages with different stimuli of TLR agonists to see how the lipid composition changes. Outside of the lab, Palik enjoys hiking, swimming, traveling and sightseeing.