Kamaluddin Ahmad Distinguished Graduate Scholarship

Gift aims to build bridge to Madison for Bangladeshi scientists

There was no well-worn path leading the late Kamaluddin Ahmad to the University of Wisconsin-Madison's biochemistry department, but come he did. Born and raised in a family of modest means in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Ahmad excelled at the University of Dhaka and then traveled to Madison for his graduate studies, receiving his Ph.D. in 1949. He then returned to Bangladesh, where he tackled some of the country's worst nutrition problems, founding and developing the University of Dhaka's biochemistry and pharmacy departments and its Institute of Nutrition and Food Science along the way.