Dec 2, 2021, 12:30 pm1:15 pm


Event Description

Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, professor of chemistry, received Princeton’s prize for innovative faculty, the Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation, for the creation of a method for discovering new anti-infective therapeutics, including drugs that treat bacterial, viral and fungal infections. The award, inaugurated in 2020, is given annually to a faculty member for an innovation that has the potential or demonstrated ability to address a critical challenge of importance to society. Seyedsayamdost, who has co-founded the startup Cryptyx Bioscience to develop the technology, received the award from Dean for Research Pablo Debenedetti and gave a talk about his technology on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 12:30 p.m.


This session was part of Engage 2021, Princeton University's 2nd annual innovation and entrepreneurship conference. The conference was live streamed December 1-2, 2021. Engage brings together researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, industry, government and stakeholders from throughout the innovation ecosystem to catalyze the transformation of research into innovations that impact the world. Engage 2021 was hosted by Princeton Innovation and organized by the Office of Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations.


Princeton Innovation is the University’s campus-wide initiative to extend the benefits of Princeton discoveries into the world to create solutions for humanity. Princeton Innovation emerges from the University’s commitment to service, research and education.


Session Date and Time: Thursday, December 2, 2021, 12:30 PM-1:15 PM ET


Speakers: Pablo Debenedetti - Dean for Research; Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University

Mohammad R. Seyedsayamdost - 2021 Princeton Distinguished Innovation Award winner; Professor of Chemistry, Princeton University


This session was organized by the Office of Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations.