Ashvin is a PhD student in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at MIT. His graduate research brings magnetic resonance to bear in assessing fluid dysregulation disorders for clinical applications. He is a co-founder of a non-profit developing unmanned aerial vehicles for wilderness search and rescue and a Hertz Foundation Fellow.
Greg is a PhD student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. In his research, Greg focuses on the development of injectable materials for long-term in vivo monitoring of oxygen and pH to guide treatment of diseases including cancer and injuries to tissue vascularization. He is also passionate about transitioning new technologies from the lab to the clinic to improve patient outcome, achieve wider access to healthcare, and make treatment more efficient.
Sam Huang is a junior in Chemical Engineering interested in the business and financing side of the biopharma industry. As a member of the MIT Biotech Group, he founded an investment due-diligence group and launched an angel group focused on the life-sciences. Sam will spend this summer as an analyst in JP Morgan’s Healthcare Investment Banking Group in San Francisco.
Nathan Stebbins was a Founding President of MBG. He is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT. In lab, Nathan studies the role of cell-surface carbohydrates in human physiology and disease. He has performed research in a variety of areas including infectious disease surveillance and cancer. Nathan has a strong interest in entrepreneurship and developing mechanisms to accelerate the commercialization of biomedical innovations at MIT.
Vyas was the Founding Treasurer of MBG. He is a PhD candidate in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. His research spans infectious diseases/virology, single-cell analysis, genome editing, and tissue engineering. He is a cofounder of medical device startup Agile Devices, a Hertz Foundation fellow, and a chronic pun-maker.
Andrew was the Founding Secretary of MBG. He is a PhD candidate in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. In lab, Andrew engineers modular nanoparticle sensors for low-cost urinary detection of diseases like cancer and liver fibrosis. He is interested in developing low-cost tools for disease treatment/diagnosis and how these can be brought to the market.
Raven is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT. In lab, his work is focused on measuring cellular signaling events with high temporal resolution and designing computational models to predict behavior in new contexts. He is interested in integrating mechanistic insights with industrial preclinical design strategies to improve treatment efficacy.
As a PhD candidate at the MIT Dept of Biological Engineering, Tony combines imaging, next-generation sequencing, microfabrication, and computer/hardware engineering to accelerate life science research. He teaches science communication as a Writing Fellow in the BE Communication lab, where he founded the BEnch, a blog about grad student life and issues. He also led the Biophysics Student Council, an interdepartmental organization that unites 200+ students across MIT with interests in biophysics research.
Anika is a sophomore in the departments of Computer Science and Molecular Biology at MIT. Her research interests lie in capitalizing on the efficiency of computational methods to accelerate the pace of discovery within healthcare at large. She is excited to help provide undergraduates, through MBG, the exposure and networking opportunities within biotech that can ignite a spark and take their ideas to fruition.