Randall Platt is an Associate Professor of Biological Engineering at the ETH Zurich. Platt studied biomedical engineering at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. In 2011 he obtained an MPhil from Imperial College London in material science and in 2016 a PhD from MIT in biological engineering. After a postdoctoral fellowship joint between MIT, Harvard University, and the Broad Institute he started his lab at ETH Zurich in 2016. Randy’s major aim is to develop genetic perturbation and cellular programming technologies for diagnostics and therapeutics primarily in the areas of brain science and gut microbiome. Randy’s research accomplishments have earned numerous distinctions, including the MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35, Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators, Stanisław Lem European Research Prize, EMBO Young Investigator, Latsis Prize, Nature Research Award for Driving Global Impact, National Science Foundation Fellowship, and Whitaker International Fellowship.
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