Deblina Sarkar is recognized as one of the eight scientists leading next generation research by United For Medical Research. Prof. Sarkar is combining electrical engineering, physics and biology to push the frontiers of medical technologies. She makes subcellular-sized nanoelectronics that can be placed in the body to, for example, map neurons in the brain, modulate them for therapeutics, remotely monitor health and detect diseases at an early stage. The devices are wireless and coated with biomolecules such that they can effectively camouflage and trick the body into thinking that it is a part of its own biological system, enabling a seamless nanomachine-bio hybrid.
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