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Five with ties to Hopkins BME named to ‘Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list

November 28, 2018

The Forbes honorees from Johns Hopkins BME are (clockwise from top left): Joshua Cohen, Luke Osborn, Raja Srinivas, Nathan Buchbinder, and David West.

Five trailblazers with ties to the Johns Hopkins University Department of Biomedical Engineering who have become leaders in their fields have been named to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list for 2019.

The list, now in its eighth year, celebrates leaders in 20 different industries who represent, according to the magazine’s editors, “a collection of bold risk-takers putting a new twist on the old tools of the trade.” This year, the magazine received more than 15,000 applications and consulted with journalists and industry experts to compile the list of 600 honorees.

The five members of the list from Johns Hopkins BME are:

Joshua Cohen

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Cohen is pursuing his PhD at Johns Hopkins in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, where he is mentored by Bert Vogelstein and Ken Kinzler, co-directors of the Ludwig Center. Cohen works to develop diagnostics for the early detection of cancer.

Luke Osborn

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Luke Osborn, who is pursuing his PhD at Johns Hopkins in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, developed an electronic “skin” that can be applied to prosthetic limbs to recreate the sense of pressure and pain.

Raja Srinivas

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Srinivas received his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering in 2011. In 2017, Srinivas cofounded the synthetic biology startup Asimov, which aims to reprogram living cells using networks of DNA-encoded genes that can sense and respond to the environment.

David West and Nathan Buchbinder

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West and Buchbinder both graduated from Johns Hopkins with their bachelor’s degrees in biomedical engineering. West, who graduated in 2016, recruited his childhood friend Coleman Stavish to join Buchbinder, who graduated in 2015, in an artificial intelligence venture that speeds up pathology tests for cancer patients.

Three others with ties to Johns Hopkins University include Janice Chen, Jonathan Grima, Hasini Jayatilaka, Kaitlyn Sadtler, and Adegoke Olubusi.

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