Congratulations Nathanial Huebsch, BS BioE 2003, now Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Huebsch has been named a 2021 Young Innovator by Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering!
Alumni-founded company Lygos is featured in the Wall Street Journal for their efforts to produce targeted cannabinoid compounds through synthetic biology.
Tammy Hsu, founder of synthetic biology startup Huue, has been named to the MIT Technology Review 35 Under 35 list for 2021 for developing an environmentally friendly process to create indigo dye using microbes. Tammy is a 2019 PhD graduate from Professor John Dueber’s lab.
Congratulations to BioE PhD alumna Kate Rosenbluth, founder of Cala Health, named to Forbes’ list of “52 Women-Led Startups Driving The Future Of HealthTech And FemTech”. Cala Health creates non-invasive wearable neuromodulation therapies for patients living with chronic diseases.
Congratulations to PhD alumna Michelle Khine (2005), appointed the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education at UC Irvine. Michelle is also their director of Faculty Innovation and founding director of the BioENGINE (BioENGineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship) program.
MTM alumnus Joshua Young Yang, co-founder of Nephrosant, is featured in Poets & Quants as one of the “2021 Best & Brightest MBAs.” Joshua is graduating from Stanford Business School and has founded another startup, Glyphic Biotechnologies.
The FDA has authorized the first single-use, PCR-quality, over the counter COVID-19 test kit, made by alumni startup Lucira!
Bolt Threads, founded by PhD alumnus David Breslauer to produce textiles through synthetic biology, has been named one of the 10 most innovative fashion and style companies of 2021 by Fast Company. They are recognized for their new Mylo product, a leather substitute made from fungal mycelium.
Non-biodegradeable, petroleum-derived, polyacrylic acid is used in everything from detergents to industrial fluids. Lygos, an alumni spinoff company that creates environmentally friendly chemicals through synthetic biology, has formed a partnership with NanoChem Solutions to produce an alternative: polyaspartate polymers. Together they will develop a process to make aspartic acid, the raw material for the polymers, from sugar via fermentation.