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Indian-origin scientist wins prestigious Springer Theses Award

Indian-American scientist Arnab De

New York, June 4 (UITV)- Indian-American scientist Arnab De in May 2016 received the prestigious Springer Theses award. He was awarded for his research in which he developed transgenic mice to study a critical tumor-suppressor called A20.

Arnab De, who has also developed peptide- based prodrugs as therapeutics for diabetes, was nominated by New York’s Columbia University for his PhD thesis which he dedicated to legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and his alma mater Kolkata’s Presidency University.

Arnab De said “Two things that have influenced me the most is sports and education. This thesis is dedicated to Sachin Tendulkar not only for the cricketing joy he provided me, but also for being a constant source of inspiration to all Indian youth.”

The thesis prize is awarded by Springer, a leading global publisher of renowned scientific journals and books, to recognize outstanding PhD research.

Springer publishes internationally top-ranked research institute best thesis annually for publication in the book series: “Springer Theses: Recognizing Outstanding PhD Research”.

Additionally, winners also get a cash prize of 500 euros. The research work was highlighted by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Reports.

Only research considered to be of ‘fundamental relevance to a general readership’ is chosen to be highlighted by EMBO.