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Brilliant 17-year-old boy graduates as a Biomedical Engineer from US university, earns PhD at 19 years old

An exceptional 15-year-old boy named Tanishq Abraham bagged a Biomedical Engineering degree at the University of California,  United States, and subsequently earned a Ph.D. at the same university at 19.

Abraham got enrolled into the University of California Davis United States at the age of 13 and bagged a bachelors degree in just three years . He graduated from the university with an honors grade (Summa Cum Laude)

Abraham’s father, Bijou Abraham told NBC News that he had always been an exceptional kid since he was little. He was just 4 when he joined the high-IQ society Mensa, Mensa is the largest and oldest high-IQ society in the world.

“We tested him and discovered that he was pretty smart. We were surprised when we started giving him advanced stuff and he was picking it up really fast,” Bijou Abraham said.


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Abraham graduated from high school at 10 years old and obtained three associate degrees at the young age of 11. He earned his doctorate degree in Biomedical Engineering at the same University of California Davis.

His focus was research on using artificial intelligence in microscopy techniques for digital pathology at the university’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

”Very excited to share the news that I successfully defended my PhD research today! After 4 years 8 months in the @UCDavisGrad @UCDavisBMEGGgraduate program, I am now Dr. Tanishq Mathew Abraham (at 19 years old),” he wrote on his Twitter.

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Abraham expressed his gratitude to his Family for their support and sacrifices throughout his educational journey. He also thanked his Phd advisors and dissertation team for their guidance and feedback.

Abraham is also the founding CEO of MedARC, a medical AI research organization focused on training foundation models for medicine. He also works at Stability AI, where he conducts generative and medical AI research.


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