Netra Unni Rajesh
Netra Unni Rajesh, from Toronto, Canada is pursuing a PhD in bioengineering at Stanford School of Engineering. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science, specializing in Biomedical Engineering. Netra aspires to work at the intersection of materials science and immuno-oncology to design novel technologies that can expedite the recovery of cancer patients. Through research internships at the Koch Institute at MIT and the MEMS Lab at Caltech, she developed technologies for cancer drug delivery and vaccine production. Netra volunteers as an engineering ambassador and has initiated professional development events as president of the Club for Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering. An advocate for STEM outreach, she has done a TEDx talk titled, “Why students need science and technology.” Netra is a recipient of the U of T Student Leadership Award and was recognized as a 3M National Student Fellow.