The Mehta Family Centre for Engineering in Medicine

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Fun & frustration: navigating career paths in science


Prof. Sandhya Kaushika, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai

8th March 2024

Prof. Sandhya Kaushika is neuroscientist at the Tata Institute of Fundamental research, Mumbai. She is a recipient of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (USA) Early Career Award. Her lab’s interest lies in the field of cellular neurobiology, investigating the processes of axonal cargo biogenesis and transport and their impact on neuronal function and behaviour of the organism


MFCEM Inauguration and Research Symposium

6th & 7th November

With an aim to facilitate breakthroughs in biomedical engineering innovations, IIT Kanpur has set up the Mehta Family Center for Engineering in Medicine with the generous support of Mr. Rahul Mehta of the Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta Family foundation (MFF). The center was inaugurated on 6th November 2023 with a two-day inaugural research symposium. The research symposium had exhilarating talks by global stalwarts in the three focus areas of research at MFCEM, namely, Molecular Medicine, Regenerative Medicine and Digital Medicine. Day 1 of symposium commenced with a keynote address by Dr. Gang Bao, the Chair of Bioengineering at Rice University, on nanomedicine and genome editing based approaches for disease therapies, followed by Aurobindo Nath Bose Entrepreneurship Lecture on Molecular Medicine in Oncology practice by talk by R. Venkat of Karkinos Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., a technology-led oncology platform.

Inauguration Day Images


immunitoAI: A Life Science Entrepreneurship


Dr Aridni Shah, Co-founder & CEO immunitoAI

30th September 2023

Dr Aridni Shah, has a PhD in Biological Sciences from NCBS, TIFR and is a Co-Founder and CEO of immunitoAI along with Trisha Chatterjee who has an expertise in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. At immunitoAI novel Antibody Therapeutics with pre-defined drug properties, are discovered, entirely using AI. The AI-platform is built to be capable of generating de novo antibody and antibody fragments against any epitope and does not depend upon a biological source, for the lead molecule. immunitoAI has been selected to participate in the TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield, 2023 in San Francisco.


Startups- How to START, SUSTAIN and SUCCEED


RASHIE JAIN, Co-founder & CEO

26th August 2023

RASHIE JAIN, is an entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of, a healthcare technology company focused on providing end-to-end care management to cancer patients.

Rashie did her BTech (BSBE), IIT Kanpur and later an MBA in healthcare management from Wharton School. Early on she recognized a lack of technology penetration in the healthcare space, particularly, a substantial information gap in cancer diagnostics, treatments, palliative care and over all support system. It is then that she along with Dr. Amit Jotwani founded in 2017 to alleviate plight of cancer patients and their caregivers. The Entrepreneur, recognized Rashie Jain for her outstanding contributions in the field and listed her as “35-under-35” promising entrepreneur to look out for.


The Bhupat & Jyoti Mehta Family Foundation

MFCEM at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur is generously supported by the Mehta Family Foundation.

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