2017 Grand prize winner
The author of the prize-winning essay, Meaghan Creed, earned her H.B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Geneva. As an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she is investigating the cellular and synaptic basis of bipolar and substance use disorders, with the goal of developing circuit-based interventions for these conditions.
Raag Airan, for his essay “Neuromodulation with nanoparticles.” Airan received his undergraduate degrees in mathematics and physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his M.D. and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Stanford University. He then completed a clinical residency in radiology and a fellowship in neuroradiology at Johns Hopkins University.