Anirudh Mohan, 2010 Life Sciences Award

Written by on August 25, 2010 in 2010, Life Sciences Award, Student

Anirudh Mohan

Anirudh Mohan

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Alexandria, Virginia

Anirudh’s primary passion lies in the field of biomedical engineering, with an interest in pursuing both technical and business perspectives.

During his last two years of high school, he conducted nanobiotechnology research at George Mason University. His research involved the nanoengineering of polymers to synthesize novel, “smart” diagnostic devices which can be utilized in lieu of conventional techniques, such as differential diagnosis.

Anirudh published his results in American Chemical Society journals. He has achieved semifinalist status in the Siemens Competition, and received multiple science fair honors at the Virginia State level.

Anirudh is an avid competitor in his school’s Lincoln-Douglas and Student Congress Debate teams. Founder and later captain of his school’s Student Congress team, he was recognized as a top 32 Lincoln-Douglas debater in the nation by the National Catholic Forensic League. He also has strong interests in music and computer science. He developed an online “peer-to-peer” service tutoring for elementary and middle school students in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. He is also interested in supporting two causes K-8 education and autism awareness outreach.

In the Fall, he will pursue his studies as an Angier B. Scholar at Duke University.

The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation is honored to have had the assistance of the following distinguished individuals serving on the 2010 Life Sciences Awards Evaluation Committee:

  • Russell A. Bantham, Esquire
    McLean, VA
  • Alan Bronstein
    Chemistry Teacher
    Central High School
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Dr. Venigalla Rao
    Department of Biology
    The Catholic University of America
    Washington, D.C.
  • Dr. Phillip A. Singerman
    Senior Vice President
    B&D Consulting
    Washington, D.C.


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