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