Tarun Srinivasan: A Young Scientist Exploring the Final Frontier

CKW Luxe is proud to announce that Tarun Srinivasan is a shared honoree for The Shining Star Award. This award recognizes the young people who have made a significant impact on their community through innovation or entrepreneurship. It shows our appreciation for those who start small and end up big letting their stars shine. 


Tarun Srinivasan is a young scientist with an interest in the human microbiome (microorganisms in the body). His passion for science developed during his freshman year in high school. Recently, Tarun was one of hundreds of students who entered the International Space Station Science Competition, Genes in Space, for which students are required to design an experiment to solve a real-life space exploration problem through DNA analysis. Tarun designed an experiment to test the compositional changes to the bacteria in an astronaut’s body before, during, and after a journey to space. He was one of the five finalists. The winner will have their experiment performed in space. A student at the Kinkaid School, Tarun excels in the arts, athletics, and academics and will be attending Columbia University this fall as a science research fellow with a concentration in economics. CKW Luxe would like to congratulate Tarun on all his accomplishments, and those yet to come, and for being our Shining Star Award shared honoree.