Kritika Singh Receives Hodgkinson Award
Kritika Singh, BioE’20, was named the winner of the Harold D. Hodgkinson Achievement Award for 2020, one of the highest honors a senior can receive.
In addition to winning the Rhodes Scholarship this year, Kritika has also won a Hodgkinson Award, capping off a highly distinguished undergraduate career. She began studying epigenetic regulation and antimalarial drug discovery approaches as soon as she arrived at Northeastern. She has worked on a jointly mentored project with Professor Michael Pollastri, Teaching Professor Oyinda Oyelaran, and Ralph Mazitschek, co-director of the chemical biology platform at the Center for Systems Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital. For her doctorate at the University of Oxford, Kritika will work at the nexus of chemical biology and bioengineering to conduct research and develop tools that can be tailored to combat emerging diseases. It’s her goal to work as a principal investigator, physician, and advocate at the National Institutes of Health or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.