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  • Narges Baniasadi

    Narges Baniasadi

    Adjunct Professor

    BioDr. Narges Baniasadi is founder and executive director of Emergence program at Stanford. She is also Adjunct Professor with the BioEngineering department where she teaches purposeful entrepreneurship in the areas related to Health Equity and Sustainability. Narges has led multiple initiatives and businesses in the intersection of Technology and Life Sciences for more than a decade. She founded Bina, a pioneering Bioinformatics company, out of a decade of research at Stanford and UC Berkeley. Bina developed high performance computing platforms and AI solutions for cancer research and genomics analysis. Later, upon acquisition of Bina by Roche, she led the clinical software development and AI research as VP of Informatics at Roche Sequencing until 2018.

  • José E. Barboza-Corona

    José E. Barboza-Corona

    Visiting Professor, Bioengineering

    BioJose E. Barboza-Corona is a visitor Professor supported by Fulbright-COMEXUS and CONACyT-México in the Bioengineering Department with Drew Endy. His group studies bacteria and biomolecules (e.g., enzymes, antimicrobial peptides, insecticidal proteins) produced by them. He uses bacteria as microbial cell factories to express proteins of biotechnological interest to use in food, plant protection, veterinary, environment and biomedicine. He studies the modular structure of different proteins to understand the functional role of each domain and to construct synthetic proteins with novel or improved functions. He is very interested in developing biosensors for detecting food-borne pathogenic bacteria, studying new alternatives to produce energy through biological systems, and how microorganisms can be used to improve these systems.

    Academic Appointments
    - Professor at the University of Guanajuato, México.
    - Member of the Mexican Society of Biotechnology and Bioengineering
    - Member of the Mexican Society of Biochemistry

    Administrative Appointments
    - Research Coordinator of the Institute of Agricultural Science, University of Guanajuato, 2007-2008.
    - Campus Academic Secretary, University of Guanajuato, Campus Irapuato-Salamanca (2008-2012).
    - Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the General Rectory of the University of Guanajuato (2011-2013).
    - Coordinator of Research and Academic Affairs, University of Guanajuato Campus Irapuato-Salamanca (2012-2016).
    - Co-founder of the Master and Doctorate in Biosciences at the University of Guanajuato (PNPC-CONACyT programs).
    - Leader of the Agricultural Biotechnology group, recognized by as consolidated, SEP-PRODEP.

    Honors & Awards
    - Member of the National System of Researchers (SNI), Level 3, México (2021-to date).
    - Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences (2011- to date)
    - Fulbright-COMEXUS fellow (2022-2023)
    - UCMEXUS fellow (2001-2002)
    - CONACyT fellow
    - Associate Editor, Frontiers in Microbiology (2019- ).
    - Proposals supported by CONACyT, CONCyTEG, UCMEXUS, International Foundation for Science (IFS), University of Guanajuato, “Fundación Guanajuato Produce”, SEP-PRODEP, COSMOCEL.

    Professional Education
    - Sabbatical stay at Stanford with Drew Endy
    - Postdoc, University of California, Riverside, with Brian Federici
    - DSc, CINVESTAV-Mexico, Biotechnology
    - BS, Chemist and Biologist, Universidad de Guanajuato

  • Annelise E. Barron

    Annelise E. Barron

    Associate Professor of Bioengineering

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsBiophysical mechanisms of host defense peptides (a.k.a. antimicrobial peptides) and their peptoid mimics; also, molecular and cellular biophysics of human innate immune responses.

  • Lacramioara Bintu

    Lacramioara Bintu

    Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

    BioLacra Bintu is an Assistant Professor in the Bioengineering Department at Stanford. Her lab performs single-cell and high-throughput measurements of chromatin and gene regulation dynamics, and uses these data to develop predictive models and improve mammalian cell engineering.

    Lacra started working on the theory of gene regulation as an undergraduate with Jané Kondev from Brandeis University and Rob Phillips from Caltech. As a Physics PhD student in the lab of Carlos Bustamante at U.C. Berkeley, she used single-molecule methods to tease apart the molecular mechanisms of transcription through nucleosomes. She transitioned to studying the dynamics of epigenetic regulation in live cells during her postdoctoral fellowship with Michael Elowitz at Caltech.

  • Kwabena Boahen

    Kwabena Boahen

    Professor of Bioengineering, of Electrical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Computer Science

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsLarge-scale models of sensory, perceptual and motor systems

  • Jennifer Brophy

    Jennifer Brophy

    Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe develop technologies that enable the genetic engineering of plants and their associated microbes with the goal of driving innovation in agriculture for a sustainable future. Our work is focused in synthetic biology and the reprogramming of plant development for enhanced environmental stress tolerance.

  • Zev Bryant

    Zev Bryant

    Associate Professor of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Structural Biology
    On Leave from 04/01/2023 To 06/30/2023

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMolecular motors lie at the heart of biological processes from DNA replication to vesicle transport. My laboratory seeks to understand the physical mechanisms by which these nanoscale machines convert chemical energy into mechanical work.