Maitreyee, a young neuroscientist, makes India proud

A moment of pride for India was experienced when the results of the “Inspiring Women in Science” awards were announced. Maitreyee Wairagkar, a neuroscientist and neuroengineer who is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Davis, was named a runner-up.

In collaboration with Estée Lauder, the prestigious scientific journal “Nature” bestows the honour. She is the first person from India to accomplish this feat.

The Tem Menina no Circuito initiative and Kizzmekia Corbett, whose research resulted in the Moderna Covid-19 vaccination, were chosen as the winners.

The prizes are divided into two groups: the Scientific Achievement category and the Science Outreach category. In the category of Scientific Achievement, Maitreyee came in second.

It’s a wonderful recognition. I was given a fantastic platform to present my findings. This acknowledgement undoubtedly enhances my job. It is quite energising,’ Maitryee told the Deccan Chronicle.

According to Maitreyee, she inspires other young ladies and girls to continue their education and scientific study. “This research is unquestionably of a very high calibre. She continued, “I hope we have more options when it comes to research in India as well.”

You might remember that Maitreyee was the only Indian who made the final cut for the prize.

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