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2019 Khorana Scholar Amartya Pradhan – “The Aneja lab was diverse with people coming from various races and nationalities. This was demonstrated in the lab meetings, where we discussed a plethora of solutions to multiple problems in cancer biology. Here, I also understood that research is more collaborative than competitive. The Aneja lab was beyond just lab work. Lab retreats were equally fun and productive. Projects and future tasks were discussed while cooking and eating tasty food. Dr. Aneja taught me how to make ‘round chapatis’ and her special paneer masala. My experience at GSU really shaped me to think more clearly about my future in research.”

Khorana Scholars

The Khorana Program for Scholars was named in honor of Dr. Har Gobind Khorana, who won the Nobel Prize in 1968 for his work at the interface of Chemistry and Biology while a faculty member of UW Madison. The Khorana Program provides opportunities to Indian students to undertake research at U.S. based universities each summer for a period of 10-12 weeks.


Currently the Khorana Program is on hold and therefore not accepting participants. Please check the IUSSTF website for more program information or please email


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2024 Khorana Scholarship Finalists Selected

The finalists for this year’s Khorana Scholars Program were selected on February 10, 2024. Upon official release of their names, WINStep Forward looks forward to working with the finalists to place them in cutting edge U.S. research laboratories for their summer internships.

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Khorana’s Influence on Siddharth’s Study Choices

How the Khorana program helped Siddharth make up his mind to study the human mind! Dr. Siddharth Raina is a 2020 Khorana Program alumnus and a medical graduate from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhopal, India. He is passionate about Psychiatric medicine and wants to contribute to translational research. In this blog

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How the Khorana Summer Internship Program Transformed Sucheta’s Scientific Journey

  Sucheta Ghosh, a Khorana Program alumnus (2018), is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) in Basel, Switzerland. She completed her schooling in Jamshedpur, followed by a B.Tech from Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, and an M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi before starting her doctoral program

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