‘I will not be surprised
if 20 years from now he
wins the Nobel’
It is building a platform for little activities or games
in which people playing games actually do menial
research tasks while scoring points.
Mentor Berhane Ghebrehiwet tells P Rajendran
why Nithin Tumma impressed him from the beginning.
Things can get done fast and irty in the real world, where only results matter.
Things are a little different in the
scientific arena, and so when things
got messy Nithin Tumma was lucky
enough to be working with Berhane
Ghebrehiwet, his immunologist mentor at the State University of New
Of course, Ghebrehiwet was impressed by Nithin right at the outset.
For when Nithin first walked in as
a fellow of the Simons Summer Res-
earch Program, he had already read
all of Ghebrehiwet’s papers and, but
for actual work experience, seemed
theoretically all ready for the fellow-
ship of six weeks.
Nithin Tumma, second from left, came into his own as a James Simon Fellow at the laboratory of Berhane Ghebrehiwet, an
immunologist who, along with his wife, isolated gC1qR, a protein that proved to be a gift that kept on giving.
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