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Amit Choudhary

Amit Choudhary is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an Associate Member of Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and an Associate Biologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He performed his pre-doctoral studies in Chemistry at Indian Institute of Science‒Bangalore and doctoral studies in Biophysics with Professor Ronald Raines at the University of Wisconsin‒Madison, where he elucidated a new force that is akin to the hydrogen bond in its quantum mechanical origin and widespread prevalence. In 2011, he was appointed a Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows and was hosted by Prof. Stuart Schreiber at the Broad Institute. There, he shifted his research focus to beta-cell chemical biology and was named a Career Awardee at the Scientific Interface by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. His laboratory now develops chemical technologies and studies exceptional organisms that survive conditions considered pathological to humans. The efforts of Choudhary laboratory have been recognized by Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Innovation Award, Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s Career Award at the Scientific Interface, NIH Director's Transformative Research Award, DARPA's Safe Genes award, and Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Sciences.