Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine
Synthetic biology; Gut microbiome
Fatima Enam, PhD
Fatima is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her research in the Sonnenburg Lab focuses on the rational design of the gut microbiota with the goal of controlling the persistence and abundance of bacterial strains.
She was born in Bangladesh and grew up in Saudi Arabia before packing her two suitcases to go to graduate school in the US. Fatima received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University, where she was an NSF Trinect Fellow and a Brown Graduate Fellow.
In her graduate work, she harnessed the programmability of microbes to help elucidate the staggering complexity of glycans and expand the glycobiology toolbox.
Outside of work, Fatima enjoys hiking, perfecting her recipes and she loves boba tea.
HEALTHCARE ADVANCEMENT YOU HOPE TO SEE IN YOUR LIFETIME
Engineered bacterial therapeutics approved for use in humans that deliver a clinically meaningful impact on disease in patients.
GREATEST IMPACT IN TECH/HEALTH
I am currently reading 'The Code Breaker', an incredible biography on Jennifer Doudna by Walter Isaacson. From detailed moments in the race to understand CRISPR, to ethics in gene editing in humans, the book is enlightening and emphasizes how important curiosity is to advancing science.
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT ARTIS
I am most excited about this opportunity because it merges my passion for biology, innovation and business to solve our world's most pressing issues. Scouring the world for the brightest entrepreneurs with the boldest ideas in TechBio and helping them live out their potential excites me.