Yashdeep Phanse, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, was recently inducted into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. The society acknowledges scholarly achievement and promotes diversity in doctoral education.
Phanse’s research focuses on novel nanoparticle approaches to design therapeutics for protecting shrimp, a major food source in developing countries, against pathogens. He is also developing next-generation tools to curb mosquito-borne diseases through vector control, according to the university, which made the announcement in late March.
The Bouchet Honor Society was designated in honor of Edward Alexander Bouchet, Ph.D., the first African American to earn a doctorate degree from an American university. Society members are chosen for their academic and personal excellence and their exemplification of the five Bouchet qualities: advocacy, leadership, scholarship, character and service, university noted.