Roy imageDr. Shuvo Roy
UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, USA

Building an Implantable Artificial Kidney Part 2: Technology & Opportunities

Track:  Health Symposium
Presentation:  Saturday, October 8, 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Dr. Roy is a bioengineer whose research is dedicated to the development of biomedical devices to address unmet clinical needs through the application of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and related nanotechnology. He is the director of the Biodesign Laboratory and held the Harry Wm. and Diana V. Hind Distinguished Professorship in Pharmaceutical Sciences II in the UCSF School of Pharmacy and is a faculty affiliate of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3). His research focuses on the fabrication of silicon membranes, surface modification of MEMS substrates to enhance biocompatibility, and wireless sensors for physiological monitoring. He is the technical director of The Kidney Project, a national research project to create a small, surgically implanted, and free-standing bioartificial kidney to treat end-stage renal disease (ESRD). In addition, he is a founding member of the UCSF Pediatric Device Consortium, which has a mission to accelerate the development of innovative devices for children’s health. Before joining UC San Francisco in 2008, Dr. Roy co-directed the BioMEMS Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.