Anvita Gupta
Champions of Science

BioGENEius Challenge: Meet Anvita Gupta

Anvita, a computer science major from Stanford University, will be finishing both her bachelor's and master's degrees in four years. Her studies include artificial intelligence and computational drug discovery in healthcare, including research into drugs for the treatment of cancer, TB and Ebola. Originally from Arizona, Anvita was the 2015 first-place winner of the International BioGENEius Global Healthcare Challenge.
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nspiration to improve human health from her pediatrician, coupled with participation in high school science fairs, fueled Anvita's passion for science and medicine. While in high school in Arizona, her research in artificial intelligence would land her as a presenter to former President Obama at the White House Science Fair. She is a first-author in journal papers for Nature Machine Intelligence and Wiley's Molecular Informatics.

Science is not meant to be circulated among the elite; science is meant to be on the ground, for public benefit.


Anvita is the founder of LITAS (Learning IT, Apps and Software) For Girls, a 501(c) (3) international nonprofit to inspire young girls to pursue careers in STEM. The organization includes over 15 chapters across India and in the Bay Area on the West Coast.

About the Champions of Science® Storytelling Challenge—BioGENEius Edition
The Champions of Science Storytelling Challenge—BioGENEius Edition was open exclusively to alumni of the Biotechnology Institute’s BioGENEius Challenge—an international biotechnology competition held annually for high school students. Johnson & Johnson has been a longtime supporter of the BioGENEius Challenge as part of our commitment to fuel a strong and diverse pipeline of scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs.

We launched Champions of Science®, a multifaceted initiative, to convene and catalyze champions of science and engage people of all generations and backgrounds to see the unlimited opportunities that science brings.

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