Rahul Satija wants to understand how 3.1 billion
nucleotides of human genome control our life at a fundamental level. He says
that he caught the bioinformatics bug during his first year at Duke University.
Now that bug is taking him to the University of Oxford as one of 32 American
students selected as Rhodes Scholars.
The oldest international study award for American students,
Rhodes Scholarship was created by the Will of Cecil Rhodes, a British
philanthropist and colonial pioneer, in 1902. This year’s Scholars were selected
from 903 applicants endorsed by 333 colleges and universities.
A native of Potomac, Maryland, Rahul, is doing a double
major in biology and music and minor in math. He wants to become professor and a
research scientist in the area of computation biology, genomic and bio