Mandana Veiseh is a senior member of the Electronic Materials and Devices' Microsystems Technology group. She develops biohybrid micro-/nano-systems and new research thrusts that bridge engineering and nanotechnology to translational biosciences in the areas of cancer diagnosis and therapy, bioelectronics medicine, 3D model systems, and environmental monitoring. With a broad experience in managing projects and writing government proposals that involve designs, multi-scale characterizations, and applications of novel materials, technologies, and processes for high-performance biosensing, biomarker discovery, 3D bioprinting, drug delivery, heterogeneity profiling, and targeted multi-modal imaging, 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) for diagnosis and monitoring of 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 MEMS surface chemical modification and cell-based biosensors, which were applied for label-free 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 1200 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; and Society of Women Engineers - Outstanding Graduate Award. She has also been selected as creative young engineer to participate in the National Academy of Engineering-2015 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.
Mandana enjoys outdoor family activities, swimming, music, and reading.
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Microjet Array for Needle-free Biolistic Drug Delivery
24 June 2015 | San Diego, CA