Meet Hana El-Samad,
Hana El-Samad, PhD
Kuo Family Endowed Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Hana El-Samad, PhD is currently the Kuo Family Endowed Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Principal Investigator at Altos Labs. Her lab designs programmable, plug-and-play cellular circuits that can be broadly deployed for therapeutic and biotechnological applications, including cell-based immunotherapies, metabolic engineering and bioremediation. Dr. El-Samad is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Donald P. Eckman Award in 2011 and the CSB2 prize in Systems Biology in 2012. She is a former Packard Fellow, a Paul. G. Allen Distinguished Investigator and was named a senior investigator of the Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub in 2017. In 2020, Dr. El-Samad was elected as an American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) fellow.
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