Congratulations to Anay Gupta and Neel Shanmugam, Chemistry TAMS students, for being recipients of the 2022 Goldwater Scholarship Award.
Anay Gupta worked in the research laboratories of Drs. Thomas Cundari (UNT), Gad Getz (Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard) and Anshul Kundaje (Stanford), investigating the relation of genomics and drug resistance via computational analysis of 25 different cancerous cell lines treated with a wide variety of chemotherapy drugs at different doses, predictive deep-learning modeling. In the Cundari Lab, he investigated novel catalysts for methane functionalization.
Neel Shanmugam worked in the research laboratories of Drs. William Acree and Andres Cisneros, helping to advance environmental chemistry via computational and analytical chemistry methods that stand to develop safer replacements for hazardous solvents and drugs, and developing computational compound designs for novel drugs and solvents.
According to the Goldwater Foundation website, "The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate."
The complete list of 2022 Goldwater Scholarship Award recipients by Institution State includes a brief description of each recipient's career goals.