2012 Khorana Scholars Announced

Mar 07, 2012

The Khorana Scholars Program honors the science and spirit of Dr. Har Gobind Khorana, who won the Nobel Prize in 1968 while a member of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Biochemistry faculty. Started at Wisconsin in 2007, the Khorana Program is designed to extend encouragement to young students and scholars, to stimulate their creativity, to help transform research into societal benefits, and to contribute to building a seamless scientific community between India and the U.S. A key element of the program is an exchange of students for summer research experiences. 

Twenty-eight top Indian scholars in the sciences, engineering, and medical fields were selected in a national competition in India, and matched with CIC researchers. Beginning May 18, the Indian scholars will travel to Madison, WI for a Khorana program orientation and then head off to their host CIC universities where they will spend 10 weeks doing research. It is anticipated that approximately 15 CIC students (to be selected in early spring) will spend a similar research summer in India at participating universities and labs.

The founding partnership of UW-M, the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, and the Indian Department of Biotechnology has now been extended to also include the universities of the CIC. CIC universities joining UW-Mad in this first pilot year of the program’s expansion include: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, Michigan State University and University of Minnesota.

For more on the program, please visit the Khorana Program's official website.

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