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Anita Shukla

Elaine I. Savage Associate Professor of Engineering, Brown University

About Anita Shukla

Anita Shukla is the Elaine I. Savage Associate Professor of Engineering and a member of the Institute for Biology, Engineering, and Medicine at Brown University. Shukla's research focuses on designing responsive and targeted biomaterials for applications in drug delivery and regenerative medicine. She is particularly passionate about using these materials for treating bacterial and fungal infections. Shukla is the recipient of several national and university honors and awards for both her research and teaching, including a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program Award, an Office of Naval Research Director of Research Early Career Grant, and a Brown University Early Career Research Achievement Award and Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. She was also selected as a National Academy of Medicine Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholar in 2023. Prior to joining Brown in 2013, Shukla was a National Institutes of Health Ruth Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University. She earned her doctorate in chemical engineering as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and a master’s degree in chemical engineering practice from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Carnegie Mellon University with majors in chemical engineering and biomedical engineering.

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