Assistant Professor Pratyush Tiwary Receives $1.9M Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award
The award from the National Institutes of Health will support development of new methods to target precision medications
When Pratyush Tiwary arrived at the University of Maryland in 2017, he hit the ground running. In just four years, the assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry with a joint appointment in the Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST), grew his lab to include six graduate students, three undergraduates and two postdoctoral associates. His team has published 27 papers, and Tiwary has stacked up a string of awards, including three prestigious grants in 2021 alone.
His most recent award is a $1.9 million Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) from the National Institutes of Health. It follows his receipt of a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation and an Open Eye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from the American Chemical Society’s Division of Computers in Chemistry.
“The MIRA is a huge honor for a younger faculty member,” said Janice Reutt-Robey, chair of UMD’s Department of Chemistry. “It is an acknowledgement of Pratyush’s bold, highly creative ideas that are advancing theoretical chemistry in ways that will have meaningful benefits to society.”
The MIRA will support Tiwary’s research for the next five years.