Explore UAB

By Hannah Weems
Sachin Budhathoki, a third-year graduate student in the UAB Department of Biomedical Engineering, was awarded with a 2021 Blazer Way Award in the graduate student category on February 5 through a virtual announcement by Student Involvement.

Sachin Sethu2021Sachin Budhathoki (right) is pictured with faculty advisor Palaniappan Sethu.Budhathoki is pursuing his Ph.D. in the Tissue and Organ Chip Laboratory under Palaniappan Sethu, Ph.D., associate professor of biomedical engineering. He also works in the UAB Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship as the Tech Transfer Research Fellow where he helps transfer UAB discoveries and inventions from bench to bedside. In 2020, he was the recipient of the UAB GSG Travel Grant.

Involved in various student organizations, Budhathoki serves as Senator in the Graduate Student Government (GSG) and as Programming Officer in the Graduate Career Awareness and Trends (GCAT). He enjoys taking long bike rides in his free time. He says, “Life is like riding a bicycle; to stay balanced, you must keep moving.”

The Blazer Way Award is designed to highlight members of the UAB community who exemplify the tenets of the University’s Creed. These tenets include honor & integrity, scholarship, service, innovation and diversity. Candidate categories include undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, and alumni.