Michelle Teplensky Named AIChE’s 35 Under 35

Dr. Michelle Teplensky was recently named 2023 AIChE’s (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) 35 under 35. AIChE honors 35 chemical engineering professionals who have mad great contributions to the field in seven categories, bioengineering, chemicals and materials, education and outreach, energy and environment, innovation and entrepreneurship, leadership. and safety. Teplensky was recognized under the bioengineering category.

Teplensky and her research group focuses on engineering nanotechnology to control immunological cell connectivity, processing, and communication by design. In doing so, they elucidate fundamentals about cellular events and leverage this knowledge to develop improved therapeutics and vaccines that can impact the treatment of cancer and infectious disease. Their work is highly interdisciplinary, and bridges the fields of engineering, chemistry, nanotechnology, immunology, and biomaterials. By sitting at this interface, we are able to develop and incorporate synthetic nanoscale advances to control immunological activity and elucidate design rules that have widespread impacts on therapeutic development. She hopes that the students trained in her lab enter their careers feeling inspired.

Teplensky loves to shop at Stew Leonard’s, and she has become an avid fan of Boston Univ.’s hockey team. Her family has a tradition of buying and completing a puzzle on every vacation.

Congratulations, Michelle Teplensky!

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