Nina Dudnik (2014)

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During a Fulbright fellowship in Africa, Nina Dudnik worked with highly skilled scientists who lacked access to the basic tools of scientific research. As a molecular biologist in the US, she saw opportunity in the fact that basic research tools were often discarded while they were still useful. She founded Seeding Labs to provide scientists in the developing world with tools and resources to enable vital research.

Today, Seeding Labs is a growing social enterprise that has provided $2.5 million in equipment to labs in 22 countries, along with training and fellowship programs. Dudnik’s work is supporting students and researchers developing treatments for tuberculosis and malaria, expanding access to clean drinking water, improving crops, and more. Seeding Labs aims to triple its impact over the next three years.

Acceptance Speech