Dr. Anita Goel, MD, PhD
Chairman, CEO and Scientific Director, Nanobiosym Research Institute & Nanobiosym Diagnostics
Dr. Anita Goel, MD Ph.D is Chairman, CEO and Scientific Director of the Nanobiosym Research Institute as well as Nanobiosym Diagnostics. Dr. Goel, a world-renowned nanotechnology expert in the emerging field of Nanobiophysics - a new science at the convergence of physics, nanotechnology, and biomedicine. A Harvard-MIT trained physicist-physician, inventor, and global entrepreneur, Dr. Goel has harnessed over 20 years of her research in nanomachines that read and write information in DNA to develop Gene-RADAR® - and was awarded the first XPRIZE ever to be given for healthcare and the Galactic Grand Challenge Award from CASIS/NASA to do research on the International Space Station. Gene-RADAR® is a platform for personalized, precision medicine: the first tricorder-like device that can diagnose any disease or DNA/RNA biomarker in real-time with gold-standard accuracy in a mobile device. Dr. Goel was named one of the "Wor ld's Top 35 Science and Technology Innovators" by MIT's Technology Review and one of the "World's Most Influential Visionaries in Biotech" by Scientific American. Through her Nanobiosym Research Institute, Dr. Goel is pioneering new physics insights into the way genes are "read" and how this process can be influenced by their molecular environment, and how quantum mechanics might play a "nontrivial" role. She and her team at Nanobiosym and an ecosystem of global collaborators are building new apps for the Gene-RADAR® platform for next generation molecular diagnostics, drug discovery, personalized precision nanomedicine and wellness.
Dr. Goel has advised President Obama's Strategy for American Innovation for the President Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) to help build the roadmap for harnessing nanotechnology to stimulate the US economy. Her pioneering contributions to nanotechnology and nanobiophysics have been recognized globally by prestigious honors and awards including multiple awards from US Government agencies such as DARPA, DOD, DOE, AFOSR, NSF, USAID, and HHS. Dr. Goel holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Physics from Harvard University, an MD from the Harvard-MIT Joint Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) at Harvard Medical School and a BS in Physics with Honors & Distinction from Stanford University. She has published several scholarly articles in leading scientific journals such as Nature Nanotechnology, Scientific American-India and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science and contributed innovative book chapters such as in the pioneering work on Quantum Aspe cts of Life, with over 50 patents worldwide to her name.
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