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2016 Sontag Award Recipient

"My laboratory develops ways to image and control cellular function noninvasively using magnetic fields and sound waves. It is an honor to work with The Sontag Foundation to apply these technologies to brain cancer. This is an area that needs breakthroughs and offers a great opportunity for us to see how our technologies can help. I am thrilled to be part of the Sontag family and grateful for the Distinguished Scientist Award."

About DSA-Funded Research

Dr. Shapiro's Lab develops technologies to image and control the function of cells deep inside the body. These technologies take advantage of biomolecules with unusual physical properties allowing them to interact with sound waves and magnetic fields. They apply these tools to problems in synthetic biology, neuroscience, cancer, immunology and the mammalian microbiome.

Current Appointment(s)
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering, Caltech
  • Brown University, B.S., Neuroscience
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., Biological Engineering
  • University of California at Berkeley, Postdoctoral, Bioengineering, Molecular & Cell Biology