Marta Fernandez Suarez, Ph.D., is a researcher at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard School of Public Health working on the development of lab-on-a-chip devices to diagnose tuberculosis in remote areas of developing countries. Marta's professional career reflects her expertise in combining technology with international development, spanning over 10 years of field work experience. She obtained her B.S. in Chemistry and M.S. in Chemical Engineering at the Institut Quimic de Sarria (Barcelona, Spain) and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She was a La Caixa Foundation Predoctoral Fellow and MGH-MIT ECOR Postdoctoral Fellow. During her Ph.D., Marta developed minimally-invasive protein fluorescent reporters that enable real time observation and manipulation of biological systems at the cellular level. At MIT, she also joined D-Lab, where she designed and developed low-cost and appropriate water and sanitation technologies for implementation in Latin America and East Africa. Her work has been recognized by two MIT IDEAS Competition awards, and a finalist place both in the MIT $100k Business Plan Competition, and the World Bank Development Marketplace. At Harvard and MGH, Marta continues to leverage her scientific and engineering background with her experience in appropriate technology to create new diagnostic tools for infectious diseases of Global Health importance.