No stranger to top tier awards as an HHMI Investigator and former Packard Fellow, MIT biomedical engineer Sangeeta Bhatia can add the Lemelson-MIT Prize to her staggering resume. Here’s why she dazzles the scientific community, and prizemakers.
Nine researchers were honored in the latest round of Kavli Prizes, the first since the passing of founder Fred Kavli in November. Three teams of scientists were awarded $1 million each for seminal advances in their fields, including one team that made huge headlines this year.
In the weeks leading up to philanthropist Fred Kavli’s passing, his foundation’s president Robert Conn said the 86-year-old Norwegian billionaire never wavered in his vision of supporting science research. “In phone conversations over the last 6 weeks, he told me several times—let’s keep going.” And while Kavli passed away in late November, his philanthropy will most certainly keep going.