MALSI+ 2021: The Hub at Warp Speed

From Lab to Jab to Beyond

Poster Showcase


The Votes are in!!!

  • Judge's #1 pick: Pawan Jolly, Wyss Institute at Harvard University, Stata DX: Nanosensor detection of blood-based biomarkers for brain injury and disease.
  • Audience #1 pick:  Marshall Ma, Boston University: Cardiac toxicity screening in early drug development using engineered cardiac tissue and continuous microscopic recording.

Congrats to Pawan and Marshall--and to all of our poster presenters!!

2021 Poster Presenters:

  • Todd Chappell, Tufts University: Engineered enzyme replacement therapy to solve orphan diseases.
  • Karen Dunphy, University of Massachusetts, E2-Path: Personalized breast cancer treatment.
  • Bonnie Fendrock, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Cyta Therapeutics: Pre-clinical stage therapeutics for liver diseases.
  •  Michael Ferguson, Maine Medical Center:  Simulation-based training with wearable watch to improve neonatal outcomes in rural medical communities.
  •  Benjamin Freedman, Harvard University, Limax Bio: Bio-inspired internal adhesive that prevents internal bleeding after suturing.
  •  Peter Gwynne, Tufts University: Early detection of Lyme, with three new antibodies.
  • Pawan Jolly, Wyss Institute at Harvard University, Stata DX: Nanosensor detection of blood-based biomarkers for brain injury and disease.
  • Uros Kuzmanovic, Boston University, BioSens8: Platform technology for discovery and engineering of novel, continuously monitoring biosensors.
  • Yu-Shan Lin, Tufts University, StrEAMM: Simulation and machine learning for de novo design of cyclic peptides.
  • Mariana Lopes, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Optical Waters: Optical fiber that fits into medical devices and eliminates the bacteria that cause biofilms.
  •  Marshall Ma, Boston University: Cardiac toxicity screening in early drug development using engineered cardiac tissue and continuous microscopic recording.
  •  Jamie Maguire, Tufts University School of Medicine: Endogenous promotion of neurosteroids to treat multiple psychiatric disorders.
  •  Carmela Mascio, Livonyx: Automated rapid hand disinfection system for healthcare workers.
  • Craig Martin, University of Massachusetts Amherst, RNA4 Therapeutics, Synthesizing RNA at scale without impurities.
  •  Varahunan Mathiyalakan, Johns Hopkins University, AirTight: Noninvasive respiratory therapy with minimal viral aerosolization to treat COVID-19 patients under acute respiratory distress.
  •  Jyotsna Mehta, Keva Health Inc: Remote monitoring for respiratory health.
  • Emily Melzer, University of Massachusetts Ahmerst, Latde Diagnostics: Sepsis prevention.
  • Srinidi Mohan, University of New England: Novel-based biomarkers for early breast cancer detection.
  • Shen Ning, Boston University School of Medicine/MGH, Inia: Next generation of wearable diagnostic technology/treatment technology.
  • Morteza Sarmadi, MIT, Asan Therapeutics: Smarter drug delivery for immunotherapy treatment.

MALSI + 2021 Sponsors

Platinum: MassBio, Novo Nordisk

Gold: Bayer; Massachusetts Life Science Center; McDermott, Will & Emery; Troutman Pepper

Silver: Burns Levinson, Goldcast

Supporter: Boston Entrepreneur's Network, Eli Lilly & Company, Explora Biolabs, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, J.P. Morgan

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