Professor of Chemical Engineering; Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute
Degrees and Appointments
B.S., Brown University, 2004; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008. Visiting Associate, Caltech, 2013; Assistant Professor, 2014-18; HMRI Investigator, 2015-; Schlinger Scholar, 2017-18; Professor, 2019- .
The Shapiro Lab develops technologies to image and manipulate cellular and molecular function non-invasively in living organisms. To develop such technologies, we pursue fundamental advances at the interface of molecular and cellular engineering with various forms of energy: magnetic, mechanical, thermal and chemical. Our work takes advantage of naturally evolved biological structures with unique physical properties, which we use as starting points for engineering. Our key biophysical methods include magnetic resonance, ultrasound, infrared and electrophysiology, and our primary biological focus is imaging and control of neural activity.
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