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HST MEMP grad Claudia Varela sees both dance and bioengineering as tools for social change

Varela is interested in creating medical devices that will help us study and address healthcare disparities Claudia Varela’s journey to the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program began when, as an undergraduate at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), she came across an email promoting training in biomedical…

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Ellen Roche wins inaugural MIT Future Founders Initiative Prize Competition

Nine MIT researchers, including an IMES faculty member, were selected as finalists in the inaugural MIT Future Founders Initiative Prize Competition The MIT Future Founders Initiative Prize Competition, led by IMES core faculty member Sangeeta Bhatia, MIT Professor and President Emerita Susan Hockfield, and MIT Amgen Professor of Biology Emerita…

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Lara A. Thompson is the first PI and faculty member of an HBCU to receive the NSF’s Alan T. Waterman Award

HST PhD grad receives nation’s highest honor for early-career scientists and engineers Lara A. Thompson, an associate professor in the mechanical engineering department in the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, University of the District of Columbia (UDC), has been awarded the prestigious Alan T. Waterman Award by the National…

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Bourouiba wins $2.2M NIH Grant

Award is part of a larger, multipdisciplinary team grant to study biophysics of tuberculosis transmission MIT Associate Professor Lydia Bourouiba, an affiliate faculty member at the MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), is part of a multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary team that received $16 million from the National Institutes…

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