Inspiration can be a hard thing to find. The history of science is filled with elusive “eureka moments” taking place under unlikely circumstances—Archimedes’ jump in a bath to intuit displacement, Issac Newton’s observation of a falling apple to grasp gravity, and Nikola Tesla’s inspiration for the electric induction motor, which came as he was observing a sunset in a park and quoting Faust. In the halls of UC San Francisco, sometimes inspiration comes knocking on the door.
Shuvo Roy, PhD, is a UCSF bioengineer working on the world’s first implantable bioartificial kidney. He also works down the hall from hundreds of people at the top of their scientific fields, in a place where scientists can make serendipitous connections just by walking out of their office doors.
That was how Roy came to partner with an embryonic stem cell expert, surgeons, fellow bioengineers, and diabetes experts, and how his work to create a bioartificial kidney spun off into something totally new—work to create a bioartificial pancreas.
“One of the amazing things about UCSF is the resources you have access to,” Roy said… Continue reading.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Shuvo Roy, Ph.D., Professor – Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), to its College of Fellows. Dr. Roy was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For engineering an implantable artificial kidney and advancing the fields of organ replacement and biosensor technology using micro and nanotechnology..