Congratulations to Tanvi Banota, a rising junior majoring in cell biology and neuroscience, who has just won the distinguished Goldwater Scholarship for her academic excellence. Tanvi has worked in the lab of Professor Debra Laskin in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy  since she was in high school (thanks to Liberty Science Center’s Partners in Science program). There, her research focuses on the mechanisms of inflammation as a response to pulmonary injuries. She has worked in the lab and done research on these issues since 2017 and credits the continuity of that research and the many hours of experience she’s gained in the lab as part of what earned her a Goldwater Scholarship. Click here for more information.