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SELECTBIO Conferences Oxygen and pH Sensing in Cell Culture: Latest Advances 2021

Shiny Rajan's Biography

Shiny Rajan, Research Associate

Dr. Shiny Rajan, PhD., MBA is currently a postdoctoral research associate at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), North Carolina, USA. She received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering and MBA dual-degrees in 2019 at Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University. Her academic work focused on developing patient-specific cancer models that serves as a platform to develop chemotherapy strategies and micro-organ architecture like “Body-on-a-chip” or “organ-on-a-chip” technologies for drug discovery and toxicity testing. She joined WFIRM, as a Research Scientist and is leading the project to develop a 3D printed “lung-on-a-chip” platform to understand organ toxicity caused by drugs and bioweapons and develop treatment strategies for organ regeneration. She has delivered over 30 scientific presentations, authored several publications and book chapters, and volunteers in multiple community outreach program that aims to inspire young minds to pursue career in STEM field. She is a recipient of ‘Winston Under 40 Leadership Award’ by the Greater Winston-Salem, Inc in 2020 and ‘Innovation Excellence Award’ by the NIH Nanotechnology Startup Challenge in Cancer in 2016 along with several awards for her scientific presentation in international conferences.

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