The B4 Fellows explain how this program has helped their careers and research.
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Harvard’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology’s professor Venkatesh Murthy and Advisor/Preceptor Laura Magnotti reflect on the B4 Program.
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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.
A recent paper co-authored by SAI Steering Committee Member Jennifer Leaning explores the Myanmar government’s poor treatment of the group and suggest steps that can be taken to address the health and human rights crisis.
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.
On Dec. 5, Harvard’s Asia related centers hosted an event in which experts discussed what’s next for Asia in a Trump administration. It is the first in a series of public talks at Harvard on U.S.-Asia relations during Trump’s presidency.
SAI and Harvard affiliates react to India’s decision to withdraw the legal status of certain cash notes.
In an article for the Indian Express, Satchit Balsari and Tarun Khanna write that the proposed National e-Health Authority could launch a digital health revolution in India, but safeguards need to be in place to protect patients’ privacy. This is in follow up to the recently held Radcliffe Advanced Seminar, “Exchanging Health Information.”
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SAI has partnered with the Animal Law & Policy Program at Harvard Law School, led by Steering Committee member Kristen Stilt, to examine animal agriculture from the Middle East to Asia.
At a recent meeting of the Brown/Harvard/MIT Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics on Oct. 14,
Prerna Singh, Brown University, compared the success of the smallpox vaccine in 19th century Calcutta and Canton to show that new medical technologies must be embedded in existing cultural norms to be effective.