Mandana Veiseh is a senior scientist and area manager of Bioengineered Devices and Systems at the Electronic Materials and Devices Laboratory, enabling development and characterization of functional biohybrid materials, devices and systems for health and environment. Research in her group bridges engineering and nanotechnology to translational biosciences in the areas of cancer diagnosis and heterogeneity profiling, bioelectronics medicine (biosensing and biomarker discovery), drug delivery devices, 3D bioprinting and bioimaging, and 3D model systems. With a broad experience in managing multi-disciplinary projects/teams, government business development, and grant writing, her work has contributed to the development of new scientific venues as well as the launch and success of two startup companies, where she acted as scientific co-founder, co-inventor, and advisor.
Prior to joining PARC, Mandana worked as a scientist and a National Research Service Award fellow of the National Cancer Institute at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), where she developed microenvironmental probes and physiologically relevant 3D micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and discovered a new type of cellular and functional heterogeneity within metastatic breast cancers. She also led the LBNL Early Career Scientists Society and initiated new research directions as part of the biosciences strategic planning. Her postdoctoral work at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Tumor Paint for precise brain cancer demarcation and a drug delivery technology to improve cancer drug development process, have both proceeded to human clinical trials.
Dr. Veiseh's dual Ph.D. studies in Materials Science & Engineering and Nanotechnology at University of Washington (UW) focused on development of a surface molecular engineering method on MEMS for design of cell-based biosensors, which were applied for label-free bacterial analyte detection through her Department of Energy-Advanced Light Source fellowship at LBNL and UC Berkeley. She holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Textile Chemical Engineering from Tehran Polytechnic and Isfahan University of Technology with a focus on dye chemistry and fluorescent color-matching by neural networks. She has multidisciplinary publications (garnering over 1250 citations), inventions, presentations, and awards including: ASME Global Congress on Nanoengineering for Medicine and Biology - Outstanding Paper Award; Jordyn Dukelow Fellowship in Pediatric Neuro-oncology Research; Society of Women Engineers - Outstanding Graduate Award; and selection to participate in the 2015 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium - National Academy of Engineering.
Mandana enjoys outdoor family activities, swimming, music, and reading.
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MicroJet Array for Ballistic Drug Delivery
13 October 2015 | Boston, MA
Effective Interdisciplinary & Multidisciplinary Collaboration
10 September 2015 | Irvine, CA
Functional Biohybrid Materials and Systems for Environment and Health
8 September 2015 | Irvine, CA