On April 25, 2018 TRISH hosted the second episode of our Tech Exploration in Space Health webinar featuring Dr. Mikhail Shapiro from the California Institute of Technology.
Recognized as one of the world's top 35 innovators under the age of 35, Dr. Mikhail Shapiro discussed his research: Biomolecular Engineering of Reporters and Sensors for Noninvasive Imaging of Cellular Function. Dr. Shapiro discussed how he is "engineering new molecular technologies that connect penetrant energy to specific aspects of cellular function in vivo." In this talk, he described molecular reporters for non-invasive imaging using MRI and ultrasound at a cellular level.
See the Episode 2 flier.
About Mikhail Shapiro, Ph.D.
Dr. Mikhail Shapiro is an assistant professor of Chemical Engineering and a Heritage Principal Investigator at the California Institute of Technology. His research is focused on developing molecular technologies to image and control biological function non-invasively in living organisms. Dr. Shapiro received his Ph.D. in Biological Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BSc in Neuroscience from Brown. He conducted post-doctoral research in biophysics at the University of Chicago and was a Miller Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Shapiro has been awarded the Hertz, Soros, Miller and Life Science Research Foundation fellowships, the Burroughs Welcome Career Award at the Scientific Interface, the DARPA Young Faculty Award and the Pew Scholarship in the Biomedical Sciences.
Dr. Shapiro was not recorded nor are the briefing charts available for public use due to unpublished data and intellectual property concerns, however more information about the Shapiro Lab can be found at http://chche.divisions.caltech.edu/people/mikhail-g-shapiro.