Tyler Chen : Knight-Hennessy Scholarship : Knight-Hennessy Scholarship
Tyler Chen, from Carlsbad, California, is pursuing a PhD in bioengineering at Stanford School of Engineering. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) with a bachelors degree in materials science and bioengineering. Tyler aspires to improve the quality of human life by building technologies to tackle genetic disease and disability. He has designed microfluidic devices for single-cell genomics at UC Berkeleys Streets Lab, and was a genomics intern at iGenomX and The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego. Tyler also co-founded and led Berkeley Hyperloop to design and build one of the first prototype vehicles for the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. He is a third-degree black belt in Songahm Taekwondo and a martial arts tricker. He is a recipient of the UC Berkeley Regents and Chancellors Research Fellowship and the Cal Alumni Leadership Award.