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Category : B4 Program
The B4 Fellows explain how this program has helped their careers and research.
Harvard’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology’s professor Venkatesh Murthy and Advisor/Preceptor Laura Magnotti reflect on the B4 Program.
As part of SAI’s Boston Bangalore Biosciences Beginnings (B4) Program, five postdoctoral fellows from India will spend a year working at a variety of science labs across Harvard. The fellows have range of specialties, from plant physiology, computational biology, evolutionary cell biology, to molecular genetics.
Harvard professor Venkatesh N. Murthy , one of the foremost neuroscientists in the world, was amazed by the state of-the-art laboratory at Bengaluru’s National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS). The place seemed better than his own lab at Harvard. “Bengaluru has the best critical mass of neuroscientists in India,” he said.
SAI recently ran a 2-week course in Bangalore which introduced 25 Indian undergraduate and graduate students to the excitement of brain science.
Most of what software engineers do today, such as coding, will be automated, but the likelihood of engineers becoming redundant is far from remote possibility. There are many untapped avenues that engineering students can get into, like Neuroscience. To help students explore their options, a knowledge exchange platform was organised for students to connect with government representatives, industry executives, and scientists.
Students from across India will be chosen to participate in a two-week immersion workshop that will allow them to explore some of the most exciting research topics in neuroscience.
During their time at Harvard and Boston area, Fellows will be connected with faculty across Harvard and other academic institutions in the Boston area as relevant to each Fellow’s area of research. Deadline: Aug. 15, 2016.