May 2, 2018
Several Koch Institute trainees received accolades this spring, reflecting their accomplishments in academia, research, and STEM advocacy. Meenakshi Chakraborty, a UROP in the KI's Sharp and Garg laboratories, was named as one of two MIT recipients of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship Award for 2018-2019, along with UROP Anna Sappington, who works alongside KI member Aviv Regev. Two KI trainees — Jay Mahat from the Sharp Lab and Nicholas Struntz from the Koehler Lab — were also selected to be a part of the inaugural class of MIT-GSK Gertrude B. Elion Research Fellows. Last, but certainly not least, Ritu Raman of the Cima and Langer labs received the Curious Scientist award from Cambridge Science Festival for her work as a researcher and staunch supporter of women and girls in STEM fields. Congratulations to all!