Speaker: Mikhail Shapiro, PhD, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute, California Institute of Technology
Title: Talking to cells: technologies to image and control cellular function deep inside the body.
Register for the seminar here: https://asrc.formstack.com/forms/converge_to_transform_series_092821
Researchers today simultaneously need to address a growing demand for technological advances and an expanding list of threats to our planet and humanity. Solutions to these challenges will not be realized within siloed areas of research, but through the kinds of dynamic, innovative thought produced when researchers work across disciplines. Thus, the ASRC hosts a new seminar series for the 2021-22 academic year to highlight outstanding, high impact, inspiring interdisciplinary STEM research for the public good. The series will bring together researchers across many disciplines as well as enrich CUNY’s undergraduate and graduate student and postdoctoral fellow training experiences. Speakers in this series will present recent advances in nanomaterials, nanotechnology, imaging, computational biology, environmental impacts on human health, epigenetics, and molecular and cellular causes of cancer and neurodegeneration.
The first speaker in this series, Mikhail Shapiro, PhD, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Caltech, will give a talk titled, “Talking to cells: technologies to image and control cellular function deep inside the body.” Prof. Shapiro joined the Caltech faculty in 2014 after receiving his BS in Neuroscience at Brown University and his PhD in Biological Engineering at MIT. At MIT, he worked with Alan Jasanoff to develop novel contrast agents and protein nanoparticles for magnetic resonance imaging of specific neurochemicals. After a short stint at Third Rock Ventures, he took a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago with Francisco Bezanilla and then became a Miller Research Fellow at the University of California – Berkeley.