Nine with Hopkins Ties Named to ‘Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List

Nine trailblazers with ties to Johns Hopkins University 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.

Members of the list with connections to Johns Hopkins Engineering are:

Hasini Jayatilaka
Category: Science | Forbes profile

Jayatilaka received her bachelor’s degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering in 2013 from Johns Hopkins, where she discovered a signaling pathway that controls how cancer cells metastasize and developed therapeutics to block that signal.

Joshua Cohen
Category: Health care | Forbes profile

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.

Adegoke Olubusi
Category: Health care | Forbes profile

Olubusi received his master’s degree in engineering management from Johns Hopkins in 2016. He is part of the three-person team of Nigerian entrepreneurs who founded Helium Health, which aims to digitize patient records and hospital bills, even in resource-poor areas.

Luke Osborn
Category: Science | Forbes profile

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
Category: Health care | Forbes profile

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
Category: Health care | Forbes profile

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.

This story is adapted from The Hub. Read the full list here.

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