Contact: Alexander Shtifman
Phone: 617-713-8989
alex...@childrens.harvard.edu

The Medal for Young Scientist is awarded annually by the Indian National Science Academy to young scientists of extraordinary promise and creativity who made notable research contributions in Science and Technology. Dr. Ahmad, a postdoctoral fellow in the Hur lab, received this award for his graduate work at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad (India) where he elucidated mechanism of D-amino acid uncoupling from tRNA- a process that ensures amino acid homochirality during protein synthesis.