Anna Bershteyn, PhD

Hertz Fellow: Anna Bershteyn, PhD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Area of Study

Materials Science and Engineering

Fellowship Years

2006 - 2010

Anna Bershteyn is senior research manager at Intellectual Venture’s Institute for Disease Modeling, where she is currently developing mathematical models for global disease control and eradication. She has been honored by both the Materials Research Society and the Northeast Bioengineering Conference for her development of a fully biodegradable system with a versatile surface chemistry, which has since been leveraged to better understand the immunology of vaccinations, especially HIV. In addition to the Hertz Fellowship, Anna was also supported by the Ida M. Green Fellowship, the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Anna holds a BS and PhD in materials science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

2011 - Lipid-coated micro- and nanoparticles as a biomimetic vaccine delivery platform