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Biology Undergraduate Research Award
Radhika Agarwal, 2015 Biology Undergraduate Research Award Recipient
Radhika Agarwal is the recipient of the 2015 Biology Undergraduate Research Award. Radhika conducted independent research in the lab of Clyde Culbertson Professor of Biology Yves Brun. Her project used a range of genetic, cell-biological, and biophysical techniques to study bacterial surface-sensing and adhesion. During her junior year, she attended the University of Oxford and worked in the laboratories of biochemist Judith Armitage and physicist Richard Berry, investigating the role of flagellar motion in cell adhesion.
Radhika was a four-year member of the IU Science, Technology, and Research Scholars (STARS) Program and participated in the Integrated Freshman Learning Experience (IFLE). A gifted student, she was one of 288 students selected nationwide to receive a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in 2014. Radhika is the 2015 recipient of an IU Provost Award for Undergraduate Research and Creativity. In the fall, she will attend Harvard Medical School through the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology (HST) program, and hopes to one day impact change as a physician and scientist.