Krishanu Saha

Position title: Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Bioethics


Phone: (608) 316-4313

Room 4168, Wisconsin Institutes For Discovery


Stem cell engineering, biosciences and bioethics.


My interests lie in using human stem cells together with emerging engineering methods in material science and synthetic biology to make smarter therapeutics, model human disease, and advance personalized medicine. As a Society in Science-Branco Weiss Fellow, I worked with Sheila Jasanoff at Harvard University on “The Constitutional Foundations of Bioethics: A Cross-National Comparison” from September 2010 to December 2011. I am also affliated with Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Curriculum Vitae

Krishanu Saha’s C.V.


Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, Chemical Engineering, 2007

M.Phil., University of Cambridge, Biotechnology (Biological Sciences), 2002

B.S., Cornell University, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, 2001

Selected Articles

Mathews D.J.H., Graff G.D., Saha K., and Winickoff D.E., “Access to Stem Cells and Data: persons, property rights, and scientific progress,” Science 331 (2011), 725-727.

Saha K. and Hurlbut J.B., “Treat Donors as Partners in Biobank Research,” Nature 478 (2011), 312-313.