Vijay Soni National Institute of Immunology – BioAsia 2016

Global Collaboration: Combined research efforts through FCG


New Delhi/New York: Recently, Dr Vijay Soni who derives his academic credentials from the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi and BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad won the prestigious NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award for the year 2017, in the field of biology……

Today we feature Vijay Soni, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA. Vijay’s PhD work at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi in association with BITS-Pilani Hyderabad shaped his interest in one of the most challenging diseases of the world – tuberculosis. 

This week the world lost one of the most impressive scientists in history, the one and only Stephen Hawking. We in the PLOS ECR Community feel honored to have walked the earth at the same time as this man, and we’ve collected thoughts from our writers about Hawking and how he changed the course of our work. Today’s post is a tribute to his influence on young scientists around the world…..

As anticipated in our original editor’s note, a lot has changed regarding this outbreak since this piece was written. One is the terms used to describe the virus and the disease it causes (SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, respectively). We have now updated this post to reflect proper naming ….