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Mikhail Shapiro, Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology
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.
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