Arlyne Simon

Biochemical Engineer, Inventor, and Author in the United States

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Arlyne is a biochemical engineer, inventor, entrepreneur and children’s book author. A holder of three patents, she is the co-founder of a biotechnology startup (PHASIQ), a 2016 Global Health PEPFAR Fellow and a systems engineer at an esteemed tech company. She received her Ph.D. in macromolecular science and engineering from the University of Michigan and her bachelor’s in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Georgia Tech.

Named a Finalist in the 2013 Collegiate Inventor’s Competition, her startup continues to develop a blood test that detects graft-versus-host disease – a disease that onsets upon bone marrow transplant rejection.

Arlyne is passionate about next-generation diagnostics and entrepreneurship, and strives to inspire more minorities to pursue STEM careers. An avid reader, she firmly believes if children read about how awesome science is, then they too will fall in love with the subject. Originally from the Commonwealth of Dominica, she now lives in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Work
    • Biochemical Engineer
  • Education
    • University of Michigan
    • Georgia Institute of Technology