Newsmaker: Shilpa Sant
Noteworthy: The Biomedical Engineering Society recognized Sant with a Rising Star Award in the early career faculty category. She has contributed nearly 30 articles to peer-reviewed journals, written four book chapters and edited the book “Biomedical Nanomaterials in Tissue Engineering: Fabrication and Applications.”
Family: Husband, Vinayak; daughter, Vinisha, 13, son, Varad, 8
Occupation: Assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences and bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh
Education: Bachelor's degree in pharmaceutical sciences, University of Mumbai, 1997; master's in pharmacology, University of Mumbai, 1999; Ph.D., pharmaceutical technology, University of Montreal, 2008
Background: Sant won a Rising Star Award in the postdoctoral fellow category in 2013. She was a fellow at Harvard before joining Pitt's faculty.
Quote: “I'm really lucky to win both awards, the fellow award and the faculty award. This was a good opportunity to showcase what we do in our labs, so this was special.”