CRS T. Nagai Postdoctoral Research
Achievement Award
Co-sponsored by The Nagai Foundation Tokyo

2015 Award

Award Presentation: Opening Session on Monday, July 27, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Award Lecture: Endosomal Escape: Elusive or Illusive


Gaurav Sahay is an assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy at Oregon State/Oregon Health Science University. Profs. Robert Langer and Daniel Anderson served as his mentors for postdoctoral training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Sahay received his Ph.D. under Prof. Alexander Kabanov at the University of Nebraska. Currently, Sahay Lab is dissecting the molecular mechanisms involved in intracellular trafficking of nanomedicines and engineering methods to trigger their endosomal escape for cytosolic delivery of RNA therapeutics.

Advisors: Prof. Robert Langer and Prof. Dan Anderson, MIT, U.S.A.


The CRS. T. Nagai Postdoctoral Research Achievement Award recognizes an individual postdoc who has recently completed postdoctoral research in controlled release science and technology and the postdoc’s advisor, who played an integral role in the achievements. Candidates for the award may be from academia, industry, or government. Candidates must be a CRS member.


The CRS T. Nagai Postdoctoral Research Achievement Award has been established to recognize those who have made an outstanding postdoctoral research achievement in controlled release science and technology.

Nomination Process:

Submit nominations using the online form. Nominations may be submitted by a member of CRS. In addition to completing the online form. The following items are to be saved as pdf files and emailed directly to CRS Program Manager, Linda Schmitt by January 31:

  • An abbreviated curriculum vitae
  • Abstract of work (if available)
  • Examples of quality research papers
  • Patents related to the work, and a list of publications on the subject.
  • Two letters of support for the nominee

Selection Process:

The CRS T. Nagai Postdoctoral Research Achievement Award Committee will be responsible for the selection of the award.


The awardee will receive:

  • Award Plaque
  • Principal recipient and advisor each receive a $3,000 award honorarium
  • Complimentary Registration to the CRS Annual Meeting & Exposition for the principal recipient and advisor

CRS. T. Nagai Postdoctural Research Achievement Awardees

Past Recipients


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