MD-PhD Student, Bioengineering Startup Co-Founder – Josh Yang
By Lambda Epsilon Mu at Johns Hopkins University
Joshua Y.C. Yang, M.Eng. is a MD-PhD student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) in the Department of Bioengineering and an MBA student at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is also a co-founder of KIT Bio, Inc., a biotech startup that has raised $3.8 million to develop noninvasive diagnostics for kidney injury detection. Prior to medical school, he attended UC San Diego on a full-ride through the Jacobs School Scholarship and completed a Masters degree in Translational Medicine jointly offered at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley. With business, medical, and bioengineering backgrounds, he interfaces between these different realms to push the boundaries of how noninvasive, point-of-care technology can change clinical management paradigms and provide access to care to those traditionally underserved.