Mikhail Shapiro

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology

Mikhail Shapiro is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, a Schlinger Scholar and a Heritage Principal Investigator at Caltech. He received his PhD in Biological Engineering from MIT and his BSc in Neuroscience from Brown, and conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Miller Fellow. The Shapiro laboratory develops biomolecular technologies allowing cells to be imaged and controlled inside the body using sound waves and magnetic fields, to enable the study of biological function in vivo and the development of cell-based diagnostic and therapeutic agents. Mikhail has received the Burroughs Wellcome Career Award at the Scientific Interface, the DARPA Young Faculty Award, the Pew Scholarship, the Sontag Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award, the Packard Fellowship, the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, the Van Ness Award in Chemical Engineering and the Technology Review TR35 award for top innovators under age 35.