Alum/Stanford Grad speaking at Physics Seminar Friday, 3PM

Dr. Loza Tadesse will speak about her research in bioengineering as a graduate student and postdoc at the Physics and Astronomy Seminar Friday, Feb 18 at 3PM in HA 314 or on zoom at Meeting ID: 952 2654 4371
Passcode: 675542

Dr. Tadesse graduated from MSUM in 2016, earned her Ph.D. from Stanford in 2021.

Dr. Loza Tadesse is an incoming assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. She received her PhD in bioengineering from Stanford University in 2021, her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from MSUM in 2016 and was previously a medical student at St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College in Ethiopia. She is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. Tadesse’s past research combines Raman spectroscopy and machine learning to develop a rapid, all-optical, and label free bacterial diagnostic and antibiotic susceptibility testing system that aims to circumvent the time-consuming culturing step in gold standard methods. She aims to establish a research program that develops next generation point-of-care diagnostic devices using spectroscopy, optical, and machine learning tools for application in resource limited clinical settings such as developing nations, military sites, and space exploration. Tadesse has been listed as a 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 in healthcare, received many awards including the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Career Development Award, the Stanford DARE Fellowship and the Gates Foundation $200K grant for SciFro Inc., an educational non-profit, which she co-founded.