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Nina Dudnik

NINA DUDNIK builds bridges in science between the developed and developing worlds. The nonprofit she founded and leads, Seeding Labs, has brought new and gently used lab equipment and other resources from 140 partners in academia and industry to more than 50 research institutions and universities in 29 countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. At Garden City University College in Ghana, more than 1,500 students are using three tons of lab equipment that Seeding Labs collected, tested, and then shipped over from organizations such as Merck, Takeda and Thermo Fisher Scientific. The students are using the equipment to train to become nurses, scientists, and lab technicians.

Nina Dudnik, Seeding Labs • Photography by David Fox Photographer