Mechanisms of Disease, Medical Diagnostics and Devices
Dr. Kiana Aran is an Associate Professor of Medical Diagnostics and Therapeutics at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), a member of The Claremont Colleges; the Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Cardea Bio; and a visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Aran also serves as a Consultant of Drug Delivery and Medical Diagnostics for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
She received her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the City University of New York in 2007 and her PhD in biomedical engineering from Rutgers University in 2012. She then continued her postdoctoral studies in bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley and was a recipient of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) postdoctoral training fellowship at the Buck Institute for Aging Research in 2015.
Her research efforts focus on designing novel biosensing platforms, using 2D nanomaterials, for early disease diagnosis as well as utilizing biology as tech elements for a variety of biosensing applications. In addition to biosensing, she combines various engineering modules to develop tools to better understand the process of aging.
Aran’s scientific vision is to explore the utility of nano-electronic systems to develop transformative and customizable platforms for multiomics applications and the commercialization of these platforms. Her efforts have been recently recognized by many awards in science and STEM including the Clinical OMICs 10 under 40 Award and the Athena Pinnacle Award. Aran was also the recipient of the NSF Career Award to develop the next generation of electronic sensors.
K. Aran, D. Liepmann, N. Murthy. “Ingestible Active Agent Delivery Devices, and Methods of Using the Same” (US BK-2014-192)
K. Aran, J. Perades, N. Murthy, D. Liepmann. “Stimuli Responsive Sensors and Methods of Using the Same (US 62/057,894)