Rishab Jain — Innovator, Researcher, Creator

Rishab Jain is a teen innovator, researcher, and creator. At the age of 13, he was named America's Top Young Scientist for his research in improving radiotherapy for pancreatic cancer patients. In 2018, he was named one of TIME Magazine's 25 Most Influential Teens. In 2022, Jain won the Regeneron Young Scientist Distinction for his work to improve the efficiency of recombinant DNA technology.

Rishab is the founder and President of the Samyak Science Society — a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting STEM education among youth. Rishab has spoke about the importance of scientific curiosity at the TEDx stage, numerous conferences, national television, and STEM workshops for children.

Rishab is also a YouTuber and online content creator who creates videos for students to improve their productivity with technology.

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Rishab Jain, 17, of Portland, Oregon, received the second Regeneron Young Scientist Award of $50,000 for developing an AI-based model to enable rapid and cost-effective production of drugs, such as mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, using recombinant DNA technology. Read More Here

Regeneron ISEF

May 2022

Rishab Jain, a 13-year-old from Stoller Middle School in Portland, on Tuesday won the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge with an algorithm that uses machine learning... Read More Here

TIME Magazine

October 2018

Rishab Jain is a 15-year-old scientist and inventor. Rishab invented the Pancreatic Cancer Deep Learning System, an artificial intelligence tool that improves radiation treatment. Read More Here


February 2020

The 2020s look bright for Jain, where he hopes to take his non-profit for children called, The Samyak Science Society, to the next level. Read More Here


January 2020

The latest headline-making innovation didn't come from a high-profile lab or ivy league university. Rather, it came from a middle schooler, via a youth science competition. Read More Here

Teen Vogue

November 2018

Rishab developed an artificial intelligence tool called The Pancreas Detective. It uses images of diseased tissue to figure out what variation of pancreatic cancer a patient might have. Read More Here

Broadcom MASTERS

November 2019

'America’s Top Young Scientist' is a 13-year-old using AI to fight cancer. Jain sat down with Yahoo Finance to discuss his mission to help diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer using artificial intelligence (AI). Read More Here


November 2018

Rishab's Flavors & Interests (Try Clicking Some!)

Medicine & Biology

Machine Learning



Web Development

Graphic Design

Running (Track)

Choral Singing

Speed-Typing! Bubble Tea

Honors & Recognitions

Distinctions & Awards

Science Talent Search Scholar

January 2023

Society for Science

Society for Science proudly announces the top 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2022, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. The Regeneron Science Talent Search provides students a national stage to present original research and celebrates the hard work and novel discoveries of young scientists who are bringing a fresh perspective to significant global challenges. The 300 scholars and their schools will be awarded $2,000 each.

Research Science Insitute Scholar

June 2022 - August 2022

MIT & Center for Excellence in Education, Cambridge, MA

"Each summer, 80 of the world's most accomplished high school students gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the Research Science Institute (RSI)" — Rishab was selected as one the 2022 Research Science Institute scholars and is conducting research at MIT in this intensive 6-week research program.

Regeneron Young Scientist Award

January 2020 - May 2022

International Science & Engineering Fair, Atlanta, GA

For his culminating research on improving synthetic gene engineering, Rishab won 1st place in the Biomedical Engineering category at the International Science & Engineering Fair. Jain also won the $50,000 Regeneron Young Scientist Award. In order to qualify to ISEF, Rishab won 1st place in Cellular & Molecular Biology at the Northwest Science Expo. Rishab is a 3 times ISEF finalist, previously winning the 3rd Place Grand Award and multiple regional-level best of fair awards.

Oral Presentation Accolade @ NJSHS

Feb 2020 - April 2022

National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium, Albuquerque, NM

For his research in predicting sarcopenia status with deep learning, Rishab won 1st place as an Oral Presenter at the National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium, winning a $12,000 award. In order to qualify to NJSHS, Rishab won 1st place at the Oregon Junior Science & Humanities Symposium, winning a $2,000 award. Rishab is a 3 times NJSHS finalist, previously winning the $12,000 1st Place Oral Presenter award and multiple regional-level awards.

Eagle Scout Rank

March 2014 - January 2022

Boy Scouts of America & Cascade Pacific Council, Portland, OR

As a Scout for almost 8 years, Rishab reached the Eagle distinction in the Boy Scouts of America — the highest achievement in the BSA, received by only 5% of scouts. Rishab previously served as his Troop's Senior Patrol Leader.

National Cancer Act 50th Anniversary Commemoration: Feature"

December 2021

National Cancer Institute

Rishab's journey as a young scientist was featured alongside 7 other scientists, doctors, and researchers for the National Cancer Institute's 50th Anniversary Commemoration.

Insider's "Teens to Rule the 2020s Decade"

January 2020

Business Insider

For his award-winning research on improving pancreatic cancer treatment with deep learning as well as non-profit work for improving STEM education, Jain was named one of 16 teens to take the world by storm in the 2020s.

Vincitore Assoluto — Giuseppe Sciacca

November 2019

Giuseppe Sciacca International Foundation, Rome, Italy

Rishab Jain was invited to Vatican City by His Most Reverend Eminence Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke and Major General Gerardo Restaino. He was recognized as the Vincitore Assoluto and gave a speech in the Aula Magna of the Pontifical Urbaniana University of Rome.

Minor Planet Named "rishabjain"

October 2019

Broadcom MASTERS, Washington D.C.

Minor planet 12900 was named "rishabjain" by MIT's Lincoln Labs.

National STEM (Technology) Award Winner

October 2019

Broadcom MASTERS, Washington D.C.

Rishab was selected as a Top 30 finalist in the Broadcom MASTERS national science fair competition. In October of 2019, Rishab competed in D.C. and won the 2nd Place Technology STEM Award.

TIME's 25 Most Influential Teens

December 2018

TIME Magazine, New York

Rishab was named one of TIME Magazine's 25 Most Influential Teens for his award-winning pancreatic cancer research and STEM activism.

New York Stock Exchange Bell-Ringing

October 2018

3M & NYSE, Wall St, New York

Rishab rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on October 22nd, 2018 in celebration of the Young Scientist Challenge. https://bit.ly/RishabJainNYSE

America's Top Young Scientist

October 2018

Discovery Education & 3M, Saint Paul, MN

Rishab competed in the 2018 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge and was named the Grand Prize Winner and "America's Top Young Scientist."

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Media Features & Speaking Engagements

Prize-winning AI research, bringing machine learning tools into the radiotherapy clinic

23 June 2022 | Media Outlet: PhysicsWorld


Student Voice...: Winners of Top International Science award

6 June 2022 | Media Outlet: PBS


Oregon teen wins $50,000 international science award

17 May 2022 | Media Outlet: The Oregonian


Oregon teens win big at international science competition

3 June 2022 | Media Outlet: KGW


Oregon Teen Rishab Jain Wins Regeneron Young Scientist Award for His AI Model That Produces Cost-effective Drugs

27 May 2022 | Media Outlet: American Kahani


High School Scientists from Around the World Win Nearly $8M in Awards

13 May 2022 | Media Outlet: Yahoo Finance


A Diverse Workforce with a Shared Mission

December 2021 | Media Outlet: National Cancer Institute


Course on AI at ESTRO 2021

29 August 2021 | Conference: European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology


TEDx Talks | A Teen-Scientist's Innovation To Fight Pancreatic Cancer

2 June 2020 | Conference: TEDx Gateway


From Great Thunberg and Billie Eilish to the Dolan twins – the teen power list 2019

3 August 2019 | Media Outlet: The Times


Meet Indian-origin teenagers who are making waves globally

22 December 2018 | Media Outlet: The Times of India


A Teenager Developed a Tool That Could Improve Pancreatic Cancer Treatments

15 November 2018 | Media Outlet: Teen Vogue


13-Year-Old Science Whiz Kid Rishab Jain

9 November 2018 | Media Outlet: KATU ABC


This 13-year-old scientist invented a safer way to treat pancreatic cancer, and he hasn't even started high school yet

7 November 2018 | Media Outlet: Business Insider


'Talk about impressive! Rishab Jain created an algorithm to make pancreatic cancer treatment more effective.

29 October 2018 | Media Outlet: Good Morning America ABC


'Top Young Scientist' 13-year-old Rishab Jain aids in fight against pancreatic cancer

23 October 2018 | Media Outlet: Reuters


This 13-Year-Old's Tool Could Change Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

19 October 2018 | Media Outlet: TIME Magazine


America’s Top Young Scientist uses AI to improve pancreatic radiotherapy

18 October 2018 | Media Outlet: PhysicsWorld


Teen Wins Young Scientist Competition With AI Invention to Treat Cancer

17 October 2018 | Media Outlet: Inside Edition


Teen Hopes Artificial Intelligence Will Improve Patient Outcomes

25 September 2018 | Media Outlet: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network



Rishab's Research, Apps, & Projects

Rishab has conducted various research projects in the fields of computational biology, biomedical engineering, and deep learning. You can view his publications and preprints at Google Scholar (click here) or check out the boxes below for an overview. Rishab is also the owner of several Discord web app projects in 70K+ Discord Servers serving several million total users. Rishab owns the Café Discord Network — a group of Discord servers he founded with over 200 thousand users and millions of monthly messages. Rishab also created educational Discord tutorials on YouTube across two YouTube-partnered channels, collecting over 13 million views and over 101 thousand collective subscribers.

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ICOR: Improving codon optimization
with recurrent neural networks


Pancreatic Cancer Deep Learning
System: Improved Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) through
Automated Pancreas Segmentation


The Pancreas Detective: A Novel
Artificial-Intelligence-Based Post-
Biopsy Tool to Screen Genetic
Mutations Towards Personalizing Pancreatic Cancer Treatment


Worked on Muscle and Adipose
Tissue Segmentations at the C3
Vertebral Level for Sarcopenia-Related Clinical Decision-Making in Patients
with Head and Neck Cancer


Discord Apps — 200K+ Users

Web App

Discord Tutorials — 13M+ Views


About Rishab's STEM Activism

Rishab is the founder and President of the Samyak Science Society — a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting STEM education among youth. Rishab has spoke about the importance of scientific curiosity at the TEDx stage, numerous conferences, national television, and STEM workshops for children.

To date, the Samyak Science Society has mentored over 3,000 students in various in-person, and virtual workshops. The Samyak Science Society wants to share their vision with YOU! In order to do this, they bring hands-on, in-depth learning by connecting our students to experts, educators, and mentors.

Rishab envisions a world where ALL students have an opportunity to be exposed to STEAM learning, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity/race or any other social or personal characteristics. In order to reach this goal, Rishab is looking to partner with other organizations and companies for resources to promote STEM.

The Samyak Science Society's Past Partners & Sponsors — Join Us!

Most of the Samyak Science Society's efforts have been concentrated within the organization. However, Rishab and the Samyak Science Society are also interested in partnering with other organizations and companies to promote STEM. Below are a few of the past partners.

Sponsored Foldscope microscope kits for workshop attendees which have been used in several STEM workshops. Read More Here

Foldscope Instruments

June 2019

Replit, a software company, sponsored over $2,000 worth of coding tools for Samyak Science workshop attendees. Read More Here


May 2021

Google accepted the Samyak Science Society into their YouTube Nonprofit Program and Google Ad Grants. Access to $120,000/yearly credit to spread the Samyak Science vision. Read More Here


April 2020

Samyak Science Society partnered with Simply Neuroscience to give a workshop covering artificial intelligence, its relationship to neuroscience, and how youth can get involved with this important, growing area through the Samyak Science Society principle of "experimental learning." There were ~600 attendees worldwide, from Indonesia, India, Nigeria, Bolivia, and more! Read More Here

Simply Neuroscience

August 2020


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