LSE student Dr Mahaveer Golechha (pictured) has been selected for the prestigious Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation’s (ADDF) 'Young Investigator Scholarship Award'.
The award is presented by the ADDF to 30 'Outstanding Young Investigators' throughout the world who are working in the area of Alzheimer's disease drug discovery. It recognises the early achievements of these young investigators and seeks to encourage the career development of the next generation of research scientists.
Mahaveer, who is pursuing a master's in health policy, planning and financing from both LSE and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, is being given this honour for his research on 'Naringin', a bioflavonoid. He investigated the neuroprotective properties of naringin, a bioflavonoid found in grapefruits and citrus fruits, and discovered that naringin possesses significant anti-Alzheimer activity.
Mahaveer said: 'It’s an honour to be acknowledged by the ADDF and ranked among other brilliant young researchers. I hope this award creates further avenues for budding scientists at LSE and my country, to be recognised for their work and facilitated to follow their dreams.'
Mahaveer is also a member of the core technical secretariat for India's High Level Expert Group on Universal Health Coverage constituted by the Indian prime minister.