Krishanu Saha, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2022
For outstanding contributions in cell and gene therapy to catalyze the fields of stem cell bioengineering, genome editing, and ethics.

Saha lab develops advanced gene editing techniques to boost T cells in cancer treatment

Via University of Wisconsin–Madison | July 2, 2024

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Biomedical Engineering and Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) have pioneered a new method to enhance the body’s disease-fighting T cells using advanced gene editing techniques. A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology suggests leveraging CRISPR technology as an innovative approach to making cancer treatments safer and more effective. Using a multiplexing technique, the team addresses key challenges in current cancer therapies that could significantly improve treatment outcomes.

“We have developed a new way to engineer immune cells to fight cancer more effectively. Think of it as reprogramming the body’s own soldiers (T cells) to recognize and attack cancer cells. We use a tool called CRISPR to make precise changes to the T cells without using viruses, making the process safer and potentially more effective,” says Krishanu Saha, an associate professor of biomedical engineering and faculty member at WID… Continue reading.


Dr. Krishanu Saha Elected to the 2022 Class of the AIMBE College of Fellows

Via AIMBE | February 18, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Krishanu Saha, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison to its College of Fellows. Dr. Saha was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows for outstanding contributions in cell and gene therapy to catalyze the fields of stem cell bioengineering, genome editing, and ethics.

The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. The most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs comprise the College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research, and innovation. AIMBE Fellows have been awarded the Nobel Prize, the Presidential Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation, and many also are members of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences… Continue reading.