Indian-American teen scientist Anika Chebrolu wins $25K prize

Indian-American teen Anika Chebrolu has won a $25,000 esteem for her work on a intensity Covid-19 treatment.

Along with a esteem money, 14-year-old Anika has also been conferred a pretension of “America’s Top Young Scientist” for winning this year’s 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a center propagandize scholarship foe in a US.

Her invention uses in-silico methodology for drug find to find a proton that can selectively connect to a spike protein of a SARS-CoV-2 pathogen in an try to find a heal for a Covid-19 pandemic.

Anika, who comes from Frisco, Texas, pronounced that she entered a foe as she has “always been vacant by scholarship experiments” given her childhood, according to 3M.

She pronounced she was creatively drawn towards anticipating effective cures for influenza illness after a serious hitch of a infection final year.

But since of a widespread impact of a Covid-19 pandemic, she altered directions to aim SARS-CoV-2, a pathogen obliged for Covid-19, she told CNN.

Anika pronounced she would like to learn some-more from 3M scientists to pursue her drug growth and with their assistance and that she would like to control in-vitro and in-vivo contrast of her lead drug candidate.

The immature scientist who finds internet to be a many sparkling invention of a past 100 years, hopes to turn a medical researcher and highbrow in a subsequent 15 years.

When she is not posterior her preparation or scholarship goals, Anika trains for a Indian exemplary dance Bharatanatyam, a CNN news pronounced on Monday.

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