WISDM Speaker

Anya Roberts, PhD

Biological Engineering | Biological Engineering, Physics
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Speaking (Panel), Mentoring, Speaking (Presentation), Press Commentary, Co-founding Ventures, Board Seat/Advising, Startup Team Engagement

About Anya

Anya Burkart Roberts is especially interested in new venture formation, strategy at the intersection of business and science, and the evolution of entrepreneurial ecosystems. She recently finished her PhD in Biological Engineering at MIT. Her highly interdisciplinary research focuses on the biomechanics and resulting genetic alterations of tumor cells as they spread through the body.

STEM Keywords

bioengineering, biomechanics, cancer, mechanical engineering, optics, physics of cancer, tissue engineering, women in physics, women's health

Venture Keywords

diagnostics, entrepreneurial communities, Entrepreneurship, life science venture capital, medical devices, startup incubators and accelerators, strategy, therapeutics, venture creation, women's health

Country of Origin


Anya's Innovation Activities

Recent Venture Activity

Composting Program in Edgerton Graduate House, Student-Led Composting Program in Labs across Campus

Other Innovation Activity

Health & Agriculture Early Venture Incubators and Hackathon projects in the Boston area, including breast pump design, commercial composting, chronic kidney disease diagnostic, and global sepsis prevention

Anya In the News

No more crying over spilled milk

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Anya Awards

Fulbright Research Fellow

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

DoD National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow