Chethan Pandarinath, an assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, has made the shortlist of finalists in the running for the top prize in the annual Nature Research Awards for Driving Global Impact.
Pandarinath, who is also a researcher in the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech, is among the 10 early-career researchers who were recently introduced as finalists. The overall winner, and two runners up will be announced in November.
The annual award program, headed by the journal Nature in partnership with Tencent, a multinational investment firm, will focus on a different area of research each year. In 2019, the focus is on early-stage researchers that are revolutionizing mankind’s understanding of the brain, and whose work has made (or has the potential to make) a positive impact on society.
The overall winner will receive a grant of $30,000, a feature profile in Nature and on the award web site, and an expenses-paid invitation to speak at the 2019 Tencent WE Summit in Beijing. The runners-up receive a grant of $10,000 each and will be profiled in Nature and on the award website.
For more information on the awards program and to meet all of the finalists, go here.