Undergraduate biomedical sciences student Architha Venkatesan has been selected for a spring 2022 Honors Undergraduate Thesis Scholarship. This scholarship, worth $1,000, is given to students who demonstrate excellent work in the Burnett Honors undergraduate thesis program.
Venkatesan currently works in the Nano Biomaterials Manufacturing Lab under the guidance of professor and department chair Sudipta Seal. She is developing a novel silk patch that can be used to heal chronic wounds. The patch contains micro RNA strands as well as silver-coated nanoceria, a versatile, catalytic material. These materials can prevent chronic inflammation and protect wounds from infection and serious health issues.
Venkatesan, who expects to graduate in 2023, says she is honored and humbled to receive this award.