Manu Prakash grew up folding origami paper frogs and cranes in his hometown in northern India.
Indian-Born Biologist Is Among MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ Winners
I was inspired by tools like pencils, and what it takes to make those tools available to everyone,” he said. “The goal is to enable and inspire others to do science.”
The gadget helped propel Mr. Prakash, along with 22 others, into the ranks of the MacArthur “genius” grant recipients, who are awarded a no-strings-attached $625,000 grant by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for showing exemplary creativity in their fields.