Prof. Shashi Murthy is the Founding Director of the Michael J. and Ann Sherman Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship Education at Northeastern University. He is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and directs the Biological Surface Engineering & Microfluidics laboratory. Prof. Murthy’s research expertise spans the fields of microfluidics, biomaterials, diagnostic devices, stem cell biology, and proteomics. He holds research appointments at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Children, and Boston Children’s Hospital and represents Northeastern at CIMIT, a collaborative consortium of Boston area hospitals and universities. In addition to these roles, Prof. Murthy is a co-founder of Quad Technologies, LLC, which is commercializing polymer coatings designed in his lab for stem cell purification, and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Oxford Bioscience Partners, a Boston area venture capital firm. Prof. Murthy is a recipient of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s CAREER award and the Søren Buus Award for Outstanding Research in Engineering at Northeastern University. He received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University in 1999, his doctoral degree in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT in 2003, and his postdoctoral training at the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital from 2003-2005.