As a self-motivated and a highly productive young researcher, Anirban Chakraborty (A21) impresses his instructors and lab mates with his analytic and logical thinking in basic sciences. Although a biology major in Arts and Sciences, Anirban has been a regular member of the Qiaobing Xu lab in engineering due to his strong interest in applied science and medicine. He makes logical connections at the interface of fundamental sciences very well and puts his knowledge to use in laboratory work perfectly. Anirban’s contributions to biomedical engineering labs brought several independent projects to life, especially in gene-editing approaches to human therapies. An MD/PhD degree is probably in Anirban’s future, and we should expect great things from him.
The Class of 1947 Victor Prather Prize is awarded to students who have demonstrated excellence in scientific research and a dedication to scholarly achievement.