IITK Distinguished alumnus, Dr. Rakesh K. Jain (BT/CHE/1972) gets selected to receive 2022 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research.
Dr. Jain is being recognized for his pioneering research and breakthrough discoveries on overcoming barriers posed by the tumor microenvironment (TME) which led to the improved delivery and efficacy of anti-cancer medicines. His groundbreaking and innovative research has fundamentally transformed the understanding of tumor biology and directly informed the development and approval of new drug-combinations to treat cancer patients.
The Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research is named in memory of Dr. Albert Szent-Györgyi, NFCR’s co-founder and 1937 Nobel Laureate for his study of vitamin C and cell respiration. The annual Prize honors scientists whose seminal discovery or pioneering body of work has contributed to cancer prevention, diagnosis, or treatment and has had a lasting impact on understanding cancer, holding the promise of improving or saving lives of cancer patients. Dr. Rakesh K. Jain will be honored at the Szent-Györgyi Prize award ceremony on October 22, 2022, at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Prof. Ashutosh Sharma (BT/CHE/1982) was selected as the President of the Indian National Science Academy in June 2022. He is an Institute Fellow and Distinguished Alumnus of IITK. Prof. Sharma served as the Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He is a recipient of the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award in engineering sciences for his "original pioneering contribution to the understanding of the behavior of thin films and other highly confined nanoscale systems." For More
Prof. Jayathi Murthy (BT/ME/1979) was elected as the President of the Oregon State University, USA, in June 2022. She is the first woman Dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science at UCLA. Prof. Murthy is also a Professor at UCLA’s Mechanical & Aerospace Department. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, USA; Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. For More