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Faculty Spotlight: Leonid Mirny

Exploring the Genome in 3D Since 2008, Leonid Mirny, Professor of Medical Engineering and Science, and Physics, has worked to understand the human genome in 3D with his team at MIT in collaboration with the Dekker Lab at UMass Medical School. Using new data uncovered via Chromosome Conformation Capture (Hi-C)…

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Faculty Spotlight: Leia Stirling

Enabling the great beyond. Leia Stirling wants to make wearables invaluable to clinicians. “A patient performs a set of activities at home, comes back and improves, doesn’t improve, or gets worse. The clinician has to figure out, ‘Okay, why?’” Through collaboration with occupational therapists from Mass General Hospital, Hebrew SeniorLife,…

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Faculty Spotlight: Lee Gehrke

Delivering Diagnostics Life-threatening viruses need to be diagnosed in all corners of the world. Lee Gehrke may have an answer. Since 2010, Gehrke’s team has collaborated with a wide range of experts, including engineers, app developers, molecular virologists, and materials scientists, to create handheld diagnostic tests able to differentiate diseases…

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Faculty Spotlight: Sangeeta Bhatia

A Renaissance Woman for the Nano Age Sangeeta Bhatia, SM ’93, PhD ’97—an engineer, doctor, entrepreneur, and mother—invented a device that tests whether potential drugs are toxic. Now she’s working on fighting malaria and curing cancer. As a graduate student in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Sangeeta…

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Faculty Profile: Daniel Anderson

Benefitting Generations Daniel Anderson agrees his research may sound like science fiction: smart biomaterials, cellular-level drug delivery, genome editing, cell transplantation, and RNA interference. In fact, this work could help counter serious illnesses from genetic cancers to type-1 diabetes, both for patients and their future family trees. Take, for example,…

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