A Chemical Biology undergraduate from UC Berkeley who is passionate about medicine and finding practical solutions to current health epidemics, Joyce’s interests are in synthesizing novel chemical tools to investigate biological systems. Her academic endeavors have included research on Multiple Sclerosis at Osaka University in Japan where she received 1st place in the program and studying stem cell differentiation into oligodendrocytes in the David Schaffer lab. In her free time, Joyce enjoys volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, and Alta Bates Hospital. She has brought her adventurous and contagiously happy spirit to Bikanta primarily to forward the materials and biomedical applications development of the nanodiamonds. However, she is also enjoying the full experience of working in an early stage startup by taking on a variety of the company’s roles, including protocol & manufacturing SOP development, communications and public outreach. Joyce Wahba is ecstatic to be on the Bikanta Team.