On December 15, 2018, Lokvani is hosting an event to applaud unsung heroes in the community and celebrate the accomplishments of South Asian youth. The event will be held at Ambrosia Banquet Hall in Foxborough, MA. The event will feature dance, music and theater by local artists who are creating something unique for the event. It is expected to be a grand party with something for everyone in it. Entertainment, great food and DJ dancing to dance the night away will be a big part of the eventing.
Ishan Gupta and Sumedha Sahay, who won the Raj and Prem Goyal Rising Stars in Medicine Award for 2018 will be given awards and recognized at the event.
Ishan Gupta of Katy, TX is currently junior at Tufts University. During the summer, he worked at the Joslin Diabetes Center. His project involved studying the effects of local sequence context on alternative end-joining mechanisms of DNA double-strand break repair.
Sumedha Sahay of Attleboro, MA is currently a sophomore at Tufts University. During the summer, she worked in Dr. Rob Jackson’s Lab in the Department of Neuroscience. Her project involved investigating
the role of a newly discovered protein in the sexual dimorphic sleep patterns and sleep homeostasis.