ChBE Assistant Professors Anushree Chatterjee and Prashant Nagpal have been named the CU-Boulder New Inventors of the Year by the University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office (TTO). This honor is given to researchers who best represent both the spirit of innovation at CU-Boulder and best practices in commercialization of university technologies.
“Their commitment not only to performing world-class research but also to creating real-world impact for their work deserves recognition,” said MaryBeth Vellequette, director of technology transfer for CU-Boulder.
In their joint research, Chatterjee and Nagpal have developed a platform technology for fast, reliable, high-throughput, and cost effective single-molecule sequencing of nucleic acids; this kind of sequencing is an important step in the development of new diagnostic tools for personalized medicine, as well as in rapid identification of DNA sequences that allow bacteria to develop drug resistance. The researchers are working with TTO to develop a commercial pathway for this technology.
Chatterjee and Nagpal will be presented their award in an event later this spring.