Tejal A. Desai

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Tejal Ashwin Desai (born June 3, 1972) is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at University of California, San Francisco and head of the Therapeutic Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory.[1] She was formerly an associate professor at Boston University (2002–06) and an assistant professor at University of Illinois at Chicago (1998–2001).[2] She is a regarded researcher in the area of therapeutic micro and nanotechnology and has authored and edited at least one book on the subject [3] and another on biomaterials.[4]

Background[edit]

Dr. Desai attended Brown University where she received a Sc. B. in Biomedical Engineering in 1994. In 1998 she graduated with a Ph.D. from the joint UCSF/UC Berkeley Bioengineering department [4][5], advised by Mauro Ferrari.[5]

Dr. Desai has always been interested in science and outreach, in particular to minority students and women.[6][6][7]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Dr. Desai has received many honors for her work in micro and nanostructured materials for tissue engineering and drug delivery:
1999 Crain's Chicago Business "40 under 40" Award: For leadership and innovation [8]
1999 MIT's TR100 Award: Technology Review Magazine's Top 100 Young Innovators[9]
2000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award [10]
2002 McGowan Institute Award for Contributions to Regenerative Medicine [11]
2002 Johnson and Johnson[12] Focused Giving Award
2003 EURAND [7] Grand Prize Award for Outstanding Research in Oral Drug Delivery
2003 Globus Indus Technovator Award (presented by MIT) [8]
2003 Popular Science's "Brilliant 10" Top Scientists in the Nation [13]
2004 INDIA New England Woman of the Year [14]
2006 EURAND [9] Grand Prize Award for Innovative Approaches to Drug Delivery
2006 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from UC Berkeley [15]
2007 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Early Career Award [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20070228022337/http://www.ucsf.edu/desailab/. Archived from the original on February 28, 2007. Retrieved June 14, 2007.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20070509195820/http://www.ucsf.edu/desailab/Tejal/cv.htm. Archived from the original on May 9, 2007. Retrieved June 14, 2007.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Latest activity 17 minutes ago. "BioMEMS and Biomedical Nanotechnology (Biomems and Biological Nanotechnology) (9780387255651): Tejal Desai, Mauro Ferrari;Tejal Desai;Sangeeta Bhatia: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  4. ^ "Introduction to Biomaterials (9780471331940): Mauro Ferrari, Tejal A. Desai: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  5. ^ http://gsbs.uth.tmc.edu/tutorial/ferrari.html
  6. ^ [1] Archived October 5, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ [2] Archived December 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "40 Under 40: Desai | Pages | Crain's Chicago Business". Chicagobusiness.com. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  9. ^ [3]
  10. ^ "CAREER FY 2000 AWARDS BY STATE". Nsf.gov. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  11. ^ "Regenerative Medicine at the McGowan Institute". Mirm.pitt.edu. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  12. ^ "Johnson & Johnson - Health Care Products & Pharmaceuticals". Google.com. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  13. ^ 08.04.2003 at 11:23 am. "PopSci's 2nd Annual Brilliant 10 | Popular Science". Popsci.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2007-06-14. 
  15. ^ "DEAA — UC Berkeley College of Engineering". Coe.berkeley.edu. Archived from the original on 2007-08-15. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  16. ^ http://embs.gsbme.unsw.edu.au/index.html