Ten with Hopkins ties named to 'Forbes' 30 Under 30 list

The list, compiled by 'Forbes,' recognizes young people who have become leaders in their fields

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Image caption: The Forbes honorees from Johns Hopkins are (clockwise from top left): Joshua Cohen, Jonathan Grima, Hasini Jayatilaka, Adegoke Olubusi, Nathan Buchbinder, David West, Raja Srinivas, Kaitlyn Sadtler, and Luke Osborn

Ten 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.

The 10 members of the list from Johns Hopkins are:

Janice Chen

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Chen, who earned a Hopkins bachelor's degree in molecular and cellular biology in 2013, is co-founder and chief financial officer at San Francisco-based Mammoth Biosciences, which aims to develop next-generation CRISPR platforms to build rapid and affordable diagnostic tests. While at Hopkins, she conducted research in the lab of Valeria Culotta at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Joshua Cohen

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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.

Jonathan Grima

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Grima, a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins, has investigated degenerative diseases such as ALS. He developed the Nuclear Pore Hypothesis of neurodegeneration, a theory that defects in the nuclear pore complex may be a common factor in these types of illnesses.

Hasini Jayatilaka

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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.

Adegoke Olubusi

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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

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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.

Kaitlyn Sadtler

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Sadtler, who earned a PhD in cellular and molecular biology from the School of Medicine in 2016, is exploring how the body's immune system can help regenerate functional tissue. She delivered a popular TED Talk earlier this year titled "How we could teach our bodies to heal faster." Sadtler is currently a postdoctoral fellow at MIT.

Raja Srinivas

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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

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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.

Editor's note: While we make every effort to search the 30 Under 30 list for alumni and current affiliates each year, it's possible we've missed someone. If you spot someone with a Hopkins affiliation on the 2019 list who is not included here, please email hub@jhu.edu.

Update, Nov. 29: Yep, as predicted, we definitely overlooked at least one person. Apologies to Kaitlyn Sadtler, who was omitted from the original version of this article. The Hub regrets the oversight.

Update, Nov. 30: Ditto Janice Chen. Apologies.