Published March 9, 2020
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Pharmaceutical sciences master’s student Mokshada Kumar has been awarded the prestigious J.N. Tata Scholarship for her outstanding academic and research performance.
The J.N. Tata Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship awarded to select graduate students who perform exceptionally well during their overseas studies. The scholarship is highly competitive and considered one of the most prestigious scholarships in India.
Kumar was born in Mumbai, India, and received her undergraduate degree from Mumbai University. She joined the University at Buffalo pharmaceutical sciences master's program in January 2019 under the mentorship of Associate Professor Dhaval Shah (PhD ’10). Her research focus is on yeast surface display projects for antibody engineering.
“She is an exemplary student and a hardworking researcher,” Shah says.
Kumar will continue in Shah’s lab as a PhD student in Fall 2020, and hopes to one day enter the field of oncology research.