Mandana Veiseh is a senior scientist and area manager of Bioengineered Devices and Systems at the Electronic Materials and Devices Laboratory and an affiliate scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), 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 prognosis, bioelectronics medicine (biosensing and heterogeneity profiling), drug delivery devices, 3D bioprinting and bioimaging. She has also launched and led PARC BioMixer as a cross-functional hub for innovation, exchange of technical and business knowledge, and interaction with field leaders in life sciences. With a broad experience in managing multi-disciplinary projects/teams, strategic planning, business development and partnership, Mandana’s work has contributed to the development of new scientific venues as well as the launch and success of three biotech startups, where she acted as scientific co-founder, co-inventor, and advisor.
Mandana has worked as a scientist, a National Research Service Award fellow of the National Cancer Institute, and an Advanced Light Source doctoral fellow of Department of Energy at LBNL. Prior to joining PARC, she invented a multiplexed biomarker profiling method using Hyaluronon-based optical probes, which led to discovery of a new type of phenotypic heterogeneity within metastatic breast cancers. Selected by peers, Mandana led the LBNL Early Career Scientists Society and initiated new research directions as part of the biosciences strategic plan implementation. As Jordyn Dukelow postdoctoral fellow in Pediatric Neuro-oncology of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, her work on Tumor Paint for precise metastatic brain cancer demarcation and a drug delivery technology for therapy selection, have both proceeded to human clinical trials.
Dr. Veiseh's dual Ph.D. studies in Materials Science & Engineering and Nanotechnology at University of Washington focused on MEMS surface molecular engineering for design of ultrasensitive cell-based biosensors, which led to development of hybrid systems for bacterial analyte detection 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. Her multidisciplinary publications (garnering >1390 citations), inventions, and awards include: selection as 2015 USFOE- Nation’s outstanding young engineers of National Academy of Engineering, PARC exceptional performance award, ASME Global Congress on Nanoengineering for Medicine and Biology - Outstanding Paper Award; LBNL outstanding performance award; and Society of Women Engineers - Outstanding Graduate Award.
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