Connecticut Magazine’s ’40 Under 40′ List Includes West Hartford Residents

Dr. Aditya Tadinada is a member of Connecticut Magazine's '40 Under 40' for 2015. Courtesy photo

There were two people from West Hartford named to the prestigious list in 2015.

Dr. Aditya Tadinada is a member of Connecticut Magazine's '40 Under 40' for 2015. Courtesy photo

Dr. Aditya Tadinada is a member of Connecticut Magazine’s ’40 Under 40′ for 2015. Courtesy photo

By Ronni Newton

Each year, Connecticut Magazine honors the “best and brightest among Generation Next” – those who earn a coveted spot on the publication’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list.

According to the magazine’s website, the nominations are made by friends, family, coworkers, and admirers, as well as Connecticut Magazine editors.

Earning a spot in the “Class of 2015,” a group that includes “philanthropists, artists, community leaders, athletes, educators and entrepreneurs” are two West Hartford residents.

Dr. Aditya Tadinada, a 37-year-old who lives on the border of West Hartford and Farmington, is an assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial radiology at the University of Connecticut. The write-up in Connecticut Magazine states that Tadinada was included in the class of 2015 because: “As part of a pilot study at UConn Health Center, Tadinada has found evidence that use of Botox — which has been deemed effective in relieving TMJ and is currently going through a 5-year, $4 million clinical trial by the National Institutes of Health — actually causes dangerous side effects including bone-density loss. His investigation is just one example of the research he’s doing to improve dental safety.”

To read more about Dr. Tadinada and see a listing of his publications, click here for his UConn Health Center profile page.

Nicole Wagner is a 30-year-old West Hartford resident. She is a scientist and founder of her own biotech company. According to Connecticut Magazine, Wagner was selected as one of the “40 Under 40” for the following reason: “While working on her PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut, Wagner founded the biotech startup LambdaVision with one of her professors, Robert Birge. The company is on the cutting edge of vision restoration and plans to begin animal testing of a protein-based cure for some forms of blindness.”

For more details about Wagner’s biotech start-up, click here to read a story published in August 2013 on HartfordBusiness.com.

Congratulations to all of the members of the “Class of 2015”!

Click here to see the complete list of honorees and read the full story about Connecticut Magazine’s “40 Under 40” for 2015.


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