“What I appreciate most about science and research is that, although you don’t aid people on a day-to-day basis as physicians do, you have the potential to impact society as a whole,” says David Berry. In 2005, Berry was named the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize winner for his innovations in both stroke and cancer treatments.
Hailing from Mt. Kisco, New York, Berry didn’t always know he’d become an inventor. Berry says he was a kid who liked to tinker, build, disassemble, and try to put things back together again.