Obama to present tiol Medal of Science to Indian-American professor
Washington, Dec 23: President Barack Obama will present the tiol Medal of Science to Dr. Rakesh K. Jain, an Indian-American professor at Harvard Medical School and director of tumor biology laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital. Jain, a B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, will receive the honour along with 16 other winners of the tiol Medal of Science and tiol Medal of Technology and Innovation at a White House ceremony early next year. A White House announcement on Tuesday described the medals as “our tion’s highest honours for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology.” “Science and technology are fundamental to solving some of our tion’s biggest challenges,” Obama said.
“The knowledge produced by these Americans today will carry our country’s legacy of innovation forward and continue to help countless others around the world. Their work is a testament to American ingenuity.” Awarded annually, the tiol Medal of Science created in 1959 recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science and engineering.
Jain is regarded as a pioneer in the area of tumour micro-environment and widely recognized for his semil discoveries in tumor biology, drug delivery, in vivo imaging, bioengineering, and bench-to-bedside translation. These include uncovering the barriers to the delivery and efficacy of molecular and no-medicines in tumors; developing new strategies to overcome these barriers; and then translating these strategies from bench to bedside. (IANS)