Mandana Veiseh bridges engineering and nanotechnology to translational biosciences. She is currently focused on developing biohybrid micro-/nano-systems for healthcare and leveraging PARC discoveries to new biomedical and environmental applications. Her past research included device, probe, and process development for biosensing, drug delivery, multi-modal imaging, heterogeneity profiling, and biomarker discovery.
Prior to joining PARC, Mandana worked as a scientist and a Ruth L. Kirschstein 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 for diagnosis and monitoring of metastatic cancer subsets. She also led the LBNL Early Career Scientists Society and initiated new research directions on high-performance biosensors, as part of the biosciences strategic planning. Her postdoctoral work at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on the development and preclinical characterization of an optical probe for intraoperative imaging (a.k.a. Tumor Paint) and a multiplexed drug delivery system were commercialized through startups, where she was involved as scientific co-founder and engineering advisor.
Dr. Veiseh's Ph.D. studies in Materials Science and Engineering and Nanotechnology at University of Washington focused on developing cell-based sensors and hybrid systems for label-free analyte detection. She holds BSc. and MSc. in Textile Chemistry 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, inventions, and awards including: ASME Global Congress on Nanoengineering for Medicine and Biology - Outstanding Paper Award; Jordyn Dukelow Fellowship in Pediatric Neuro-oncology Research; Department of Energy-Advanced Light Source fellowship; and Society of Women Engineers-Outstanding Graduate Award.
In her free time, she enjoys outdoor family activities, swimming, and reading.