Profiles in InnovationBrandeis innovators are a diverse group. They come from a wide range of disciplines, from STEM to the social sciences and the arts. They are faculty, staff, undergraduates, postdocs, and graduate students. They are united in their desire to repair the world, one innovation at a time. Here are some of their stories:
Heller graduate and SparkTank winner Alison Elliott has long had a dream of combining her dual passions for sustainability and delicious, original recipes. Starting with a blog, her brand The Farmer Foodie grew during her time in the Brandeis Innovation Virtual Incubator to a groundbreaking new plant-based cheese alternative. Launching this May, it sold out online within hours
As far as innovative inventions go, you’ll be hard pressed to find such an interesting, diverse portfolio as Dan Perlman’s. With over a 100 US and international patents (published and pending), Dan’s work spans decades of research and development.
Brandeis researchers Gregory Petsko, Dagmar Ringe and Shulin Ju have developed a protein for use in gene therapy for the inherited form of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS. The invention was licensed to a Brandeis startup, BRI-Alzan which was later acquired by MeiraGTX, a New York-based gene therapeutics company for potential development into a life-saving treatment.
This is the first of several articles featuring startups that came out of the 2019-2020 Spark cohort. Learn more about Embedded Helper, which aims to simplify coding for embedded devices, including robotics applications
Thanks to Brandeis Innovation’s Lean LaunchPad program, Benjy has launched a company, Articulate Biosciences, to market a biolubricant that mimics the fluids in our joints, which, when injected, restores joints’ flexibility and patients’ freedom of movement.
David Waterman, PhD '18, founder of Brandeis startup GreenLabs Recycling, is tackling one of the century's greatest challenges, keeping plastic out of landfills. "I couldn't have done it without Brandeis Innovation," he says.