Assistant Professor at MIT
AT&T Career Development Chair Professor at MIT Media Arts and Sciences
Founder and Director of Nano-Cybernetic Biotrek research lab
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Prof. Deblina Sarkar is a trans-disciplinary innovator, initially trained in electrical engineering and physics and then, has traversed the realm of biology, driven by curiosity and belief that truly disruptive technologies can immerge at the interface of diverse research arenas. Her inventions include, among others, a 6-atom thick channel quantum-mechanical transistor overcoming fundamental power limitations, an ultra-sensitive label-free biosensor and technology for nanoscale deciphering of biological building blocks of brain. Her PhD dissertation was honored as one of the top 3 dissertations throughout USA and Canada in the field of Mathematics, Physical sciences and all departments of Engineering. She is the recipient of numerous other awards and recognitions, including the Lancaster Award, Technology Review’s one of the Top 10 Innovators Under 35 from India, NIH K99 Pathway to Independence Award. Continue Reading....
BS student, Biological Engineering,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Yue Zhong is currently a 4th year undergraduate student at MIT, majoring in Biological Engineering with a concentration in Japanese. Since junior year of high school, Yue has worked in research labs at the Mount Sinai Hospital in the departments of Cancer Biology, Neuroscience, and Developmental and Regenerative Biology. In the area of cancer, she analyzed the signaling pathways that are commonly altered in the disease, and how they contribute to the complexity of the tumors and their response to various drugs. In the Neuroscience lab, she studied how genetic mutations affect early neural development that would lead to the onset of Parkinson’s disease later in life. It is in this lab that Yue learned and became interested in Expansion Microscopy, which ultimately led her to work with Dr. Deblina Sarkar, an expert in this technique.