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  • Jijumon A. S.

    Jijumon A. S.

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Bioengineering

    BioI am Jijumon, a biologist, mostly trained in molecular biology, cell biology, and protein biochemistry. Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher in Manu Prakash's lab at Stanford University. I did my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Biological Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research-Kolkata (IISER-K). After that, I moved to Europe and worked in the BRC, Hungarian Academy of Sciences as an ITC fellow. There I did a one-year training course on contemporary experimental biology and state-of-the-art techniques, together with a project in sarcomeric actin regulation. In 2016, I moved to Paris and started my Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (Marie Curie fellow) in Carsten Janke's lab at Institut Curie, University of Paris-Saclay. My broader research interests are cytoskeleton, tool development, and proteomics. I use both biochemical and bioengineering tools to tackle my project. Beyond my academic pursuits, I enjoy activities such as reading, photography, shuttle badminton, and cycling.

  • Marta Arenas Jal

    Marta Arenas Jal

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Bioengineering

    BioMarta holds a PhD in pharmaceutical technology and an Executive MBA. She is passionate about healthcare research and innovation and has several years of experience in leading R&D projects within the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Stanford Biodesign, Marta worked at CIMTI which is an accelerator for health startups that supports innovators to develop and implement solutions that improve healthcare quality and patient outcomes.

    Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a strong track record of successfully translating research and innovation into real-world impact. She is a curious, creative, and open-minded person who is always seeking to solve complex problems in order to make a positive impact on patients’ lives. In her current role as Innovation Fellow at Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, she is part of a team working on developing innovative solutions to address unmet needs in healthcare.

  • Cyan Brown

    Cyan Brown

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Bioengineering

    BioCyan is a physician from Johannesburg, South Africa. She completed a master's in public health with a global health specialization through Kings College London. Her research focused on low-cost innovation in surgical care in low-and-middle-income countries. She is a lifelong Atlantic Institute fellow for health equity and services on the Atlantic Institute governing board. She is interested in global health innovation with a focus on creating more environmentally sustainable and equitable healthcare systems. She is currently a Biodesign Fellow at Stanford.

  • Anthony Cesnik

    Anthony Cesnik

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Bioengineering

    BioI am advancing the vision of enabling an understanding of biology at the proteoform level, peering into the cellular machinery in a way that reveals precisely which molecule is acting in the biological system. Recently, I have been working in Emma Lundberg’s lab on understanding how the expression of these molecules varies between individual cells in space and time. Emma Lundberg’s group has a wealth of experience in using microscopy to yield biological images that paint a picture of this cell-to-cell heterogeneity of protein expression information, and joining her lab has deepened my expertise in integrating datasets to perform innovative analyses of single-cell protein expression. I hope to extend this towards analyzing single-cell proteoform expression, understanding the heterogeneity and flux between these proteoforms in space and time, and digging into the fundamental insights about human biology these data may reveal.

  • Rahul Chajwa

    Rahul Chajwa

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Bioengineering

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy HFSP project is focussed on understanding the birth, life and death of marine snow. A predictive understanding of the hydrodynamic, biotic, and non-equilibrium aspects of this sinking microbial ecosystem is a notoriously challenging and globally relevant problem and is the central theme of my research at Stanford University. I’m applying my training as a physicist to shed light on the dynamical aspects of microbial life in the ocean, and to contribute insights that can help mitigate the negative impact of human activities on global climate; something I feel strongly about.

  • Callie Chappell

    Callie Chappell

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Bioengineering

    BioCallie Chappell is a Ph.D. candidate in Ecology and Evolution with the Fukami Lab. Callie is an ecologist and studies how genetic variation influences how ecological communities change over time. Her dissertation research focuses on nectar-inhabiting yeast and bacteria. With a background in bioengineering, Callie is particularly interested in the conservation and policy impacts of gene editing wild organisms and the cascading impacts that genetic variation can have on ecological and evolutionary processes.

    Outside of the lab, Callie leads several groups that work in the intersection of science and society. Callie was the 2020-21 President of Stanford Science Policy Group (SSPG), a chapter of the National Science Policy Network and student organization that engages scientists with policy on the local, state, national, and international level. Callie also co-leads BioJam, an education program that collaborates with high school students and community organizations from low- income communities in the Greater Bay Area of California. BioJam participants and organizers learn together about bioengineering and biodesign through the lens of culture and creativity. Callie is also a professional artist and scientific illustrator. Callie has participated in several fellowships at the intersection of science and society including the Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2021), Graduate Ethics Fellow with Stanford’s McCoy Center for Ethics in Society (2019-2020), BioFutures Fellow with the Stanford Bio Policy and Leadership in Society (Bio.Polis) Initiative (2020-2021), and Katherine S. McCarter Policy Fellow with the Ecological Society of America (2020).