Harris Wang, HST MEMP PhD 2011 graduate, receives a special prize for creative promise in biomedical science.

Harris Wang, HST Medical Engineering Medical Physics (MEMP) PhD 2011 graduate, and an assistant professor at Columbia University in the Department of Systems Biology, is the recipient of a 2022 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. IMES is HST’s home at MIT.

The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science are given to young, foreign-born scientists who have demonstrated significant accomplishments in their early careers.

Wang received the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science for the development and application of Mutiplex Automated Genome Engineering (MAGE), a platform to track, program, and engineer entire microbial communities and ecosystems for a range of diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

You can read more about this prize, and Wang’s research, here.