Alumni-founded startup Knox Medical has completed their incubation period at the Indie Bio accelerator and is moving out into the world. Check out CEO Charvi Shetty’s presentation at Demo Day.
Archives for 2016
Professor Kevin Healy has been awarded support from the Sackler Sabbatical Exchange Program for Biomedical, Physical and Engineering Sciences at UC Berkeley for his upcoming academic sabbatical. Healy will be pursuing work on “Organs on a chip – the future of personalize medicine” with UCSF Professors Holger Willenbring and Bruce Conklin.
By examining the chemical makeup of young blood, professors Irina Conboy and David Schaffer have discovered a drug that could turn back the age clock.
Professor Phillip Messersmith is designing better glues for medical procedures, applying knowledge about the underwater superglues made by mussels. Due to their extreme delicacy, special new adhesives are needed to seal the amniotic sac after surgical intervention.
Knox Medical Diagnostics, founded by BioE alumna Charvi Shetty, has been awarded an NSF Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I grant for their child-friendly asthma home monitoring system.
Professor Michael Yartsev has been named a Klingenstein-Simons Fellow in Neuroscience, a distinguished award delivered jointly by the Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation. The fellowship supports, in the early stages of their careers, young investigators engaged in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
The National Institutes of Health has renewed the R25 grant which funds the Bioengineering Summer Biodesign Immersion Experience, adding up to a full decade of funding for the summer immersion capstone experience for undergraduates.
Assistant Professor Michael Yartsev has been named a 2016 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. This prestigious program provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The 2016 class of 22 Pew Biomedical Scholars is drawn from top institutions across the country, with each scholar receiving four years of flexible funding to pursue foundational, innovative research.
Recent BioE PhD Augusto Tentori has been awarded a prestigious Ford Foundation Fellowship for postdoctoral study. Only 21 scholars in the country were granted postdoctoral fellowships this year. Tentori received his Ph.D. in 2015 for work in Professor Amy Herr’s lab, and is now a researcher at MIT.