Harshini Mukundan, a Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist, adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico and affiliate scientist at the New Mexico Consortium, has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
In order of being elected as an AAAS fellow is bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Mukundan is being honored for her contributions to Chemistry and for pioneering the understanding of the biochemistry of interactions between pathogen amphiphiles and host lipoproteins, and development of novel spectroscopic assay modalities for their detection.
Her research focuses on the development of both targeted and agnostic diagnostic and detection systems, primarily for infectious diseases. This multidisciplinary portfolio involves the integration of microbiology, immunology, host pathogen biology, biochemistry, spectroscopy, engineering, bioinformatics, theoretical modeling and microfluidics in order to develop applied solutions for complex diagnostic challenges.
To read more see the Los Alamos National Laboratory news article: 2021 AAAS Fellows announced.