Manu Prakash works in the areas organismic biophysics and biology and frugal science for global health. His research group has been involved in technological interventions in resource-poor settings, trying to tackle public health problems. Prakash and his fellow researchers do this by spending  time in the field and testing their inventions from the lab all the way to end users. Prakash is the recipient of a 2016 MacArthur "genius" grant.