Aditya Kunjapur, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has won the 2024 BioInnovation Institute & Science Prize for Innovation. This award recognizes researchers who have made significant advances using protected or licensed materials, such as proprietary drugs, diagnostics, or other healthcare-related technologies. Kunjapur was named the Grand Prize winner based on the findings presented in his essay “Planting a chemical flag on antigens.” The essay details Kunjapur and his team’s innovative way of making proteins previously unseen to the immune system more visible and memorable. This finding could help with the development of new vaccines, especially for bacterial infections.

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ChemicalProf. Kunjapur wins 2024 BioInnovation Institute & Science Prize for Innovation