Center for Space Medicine

Tech Exploration in Space Health

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Mike Hopkins

A New, Informative Virtual Series by TRISH


TRISH's Tech Exploration in Space Health Series is dedicated to exploring new and possibly groundbreaking medical advances, educating those excited about human space exploration, and promoting discussion about progressive and emergent health discoveries that can be used to keep astronauts safe during long-duration space flight. This carefully curated webinar series is designed to foster lively conversation among our virtual community.

TRISH brings renowned experts for an hour-long virtual presentation and interactive Q&A session to the public.


Dr. Mikhail Shapiro: Biomolecular Engineering for Noninvasive Imaging of Cellular Function

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Dr. Mikhail Shapiro

On April 25, 2018 TRISH hosted the second episode of our Tech Exploration in Space Health webinar featuring Dr. Mikhail Shapiro from the California Institute of Technology.

Recognized as one of the world's top 35 innovators under the age of 35, Dr. Mikhail Shapiro discussed his research: Biomolecular Engineering of Reporters and Sensors for Noninvasive Imaging of Cellular Function. Dr. Shapiro discussed how he is "engineering new molecular technologies that connect penetrant energy to specific aspects of cellular function in vivo." In this talk, he described molecular reporters for non-invasive imaging using MRI and ultrasound at a cellular level.

View the Episode 2 flier.

About Mikhail Shapiro, Ph.D.
Dr. Mikhail Shapiro is an assistant professor of Chemical Engineering and a Heritage Principal Investigator at the California Institute of Technology. His research is focused on developing molecular technologies to image and control biological function non-invasively in living organisms. Dr. Shapiro received his Ph.D. in Biological Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BSc in Neuroscience from Brown. He conducted post-doctoral research in biophysics at the University of Chicago and was a Miller Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Shapiro has been awarded the Hertz, Soros, Miller and Life Science Research Foundation fellowships, the Burroughs Welcome Career Award at the Scientific Interface, the DARPA Young Faculty Award and the Pew Scholarship in the Biomedical Sciences.

Follow Up
Dr. Shapiro was not recorded nor are the briefing charts available for public use due to unpublished data and intellectual property concerns, however more information about the Shapiro Lab.