Shuvo Roy to Receive BayBio Pantheon Award For Artificial Kidney Project

UCSF bioengineer Shuvo Roy, PhD, has been elected to the BayBio Pantheon, a group of 52 San Francisco Bay Area life sciences leaders who have made a significant contribution to the industry, for his work toward creating the world’s first implantable artificial kidney.

Shuvo Roy, PhD

Shuvo Roy, PhD

Roy is receiving the Pantheon Rising Star award, which BayBio will present Nov. 1 at its annual Pantheon Awards ceremony in recognition of his efforts to create new technology to address end-stage renal failure, which is both an unmet medical need and a huge burden on the Medicare system. The award recognizes Roy’s efforts as “work that is too uncommon” in tackling both a medical need and cost at the same time.

Roy, an associate professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, a joint department in the schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, is the seventh UCSF faculty member to be elected to the BayBio Pantheon since its inception in 2004 and the first from the UCSF School of Pharmacy. Previous recipients include Bruce Alberts, PhD; J. Michael Bishop, MD; Herbert W. Boyer, PhD; Joseph DeRisi, PhD; Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH; and William J. Rutter, PhD.

The annual Pantheon Awards ceremony is a celebration of the contributions and achievements of the Bay Area to the life sciences and a time to reflect on the industry’s legacy over the past three decades, according to BayBio.

Roy also will be presenting an update on The Kidney Project at the annual American Nephrology Association conference in San Diego on November 3.

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