Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Nigerian Biophysicist, John Dabiri wins prestigious $500,000 MacArthur Fellowship

One of my favourite websites,, reported that Nigerian-American Biophysicist, John Dabiri, recently won the prestigious $500,000 MacArthur Fellowship! It's a very prestiguous fellowship awarded to the dons and geniuses of our day. My former MIT lecturer, Amy Smith, won it as well as famous Nigerian writer (and one of my favorites) Chimamanda Adichie won the fellowship as well in 2008. Get inspired!

Watch the video below and read his bio.

Biophysicist John Dabiri was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn more at

John Dabiri is presently an Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Bioengineering in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California

He's only 30 :-)

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