Post-doc Tal Danino's work with artist Vik Muniz is highlighted in a new online campaign promoting vaccination, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. More information about the campaign can be found through its website, and full coverage is featured in the New York Times.
A decorative image of liver cells infected with Vaccinia virus, designed by Tal and Vik Muniz.
Congratulations to post-doctoral fellow Tal Danino on being selected as one of 21 TED Fellows for 2015. Each year, the program selects 20 unconventional change-makers to join the TED fellows program, a global network of innovators from a wide spectrum of disciplines.
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Fox News coverage features Dr. Bhatia's participation in the Milken Institute’s “Partnering for Cures” conference, where she discussed the importance of combining medicine with technology to achieve breakthroughs in health.
Dr. Bhatia has been awarded one of five Prof. Amar G. Bose Research Grants. The grant, designed to fund "unfundable research" and will support the lab's efforts to develop technologies at the interface of synthetic biology and nanotechnology. Check out the full story by MIT News.
Foreign Policy magazine has selected Dr. Bhatia as one of their 2014 Leading Global Thinkers, highlighting the lab's work to develop non-invasive cancer diagnostics. She was selected as one of 100 that have contributed translational ideas in politics, business, technology, the arts, and the sciences with the potential to impact millions around the world.
Dr. Bhatia has been featured in a profile in the magazine of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) in their 2014 Conference issue. Check out the article here) and the full issue of the magazine through the SWE website.
Congratulations to graduate student Andrew Warren on winning the CHEMINAS Young Researcher Poster Award at the 2014 International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (a.k.a. MicroTAS)! He won for his poster presentation of SiMoA detection of urinary synthetic biomarkers (see Warren et al., JACS 2014).
Congratulations to graduate students Justin Lo and Andrew Warren on winning Design and Research Awards at the 2014 BMES Annual Meeting!
In September, the Koch Institute's "Bridging the Gap in Ovarian Cancer" symposium brought researchers, clinicians, patients, family members, and advocates together to explore translational ovarian cancer research from multiple perspectives. Dr. Bhatia discussed the lab's work using nanoparticles to deliver siRNA to ovarian tumors. Watch a video of her presentation here.
Gabriel Kwong, former postdoc and current assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University School of Medicine, discussed his work at LMRT developing ultra-sensitive, non-invasive diagnostics for early cancer detection. You can see his presentation here.
Read Dr. Bhatia's article in the MIT Technology Review: "Closing the High-Tech Gender Gap." In it, she discusses grassroots ways for boosting the number of women in technology and business.
Sangeeta Bhatia has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Lemelson-MIT Prize. The Lemelson-MIT Prize, celebrating its 20th year, honors outstanding mid-career inventors improving the world through technological invention and demonstrating a commitment to mentorship in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. See more about the award and her biography on the Lemelson-MIT Prize page.
Tal Danino's collaborative art project (see below) "Colonies" is featured on CNET. His work alongside artist Vik Muniz has been exhibited in New York, Tel Aviv, and Sao Paulo, with proceeds from the shows going toward cancer research.
Feature in The Scientist highlights growing clinical potential for RNAi and its use in the Bhatia lab.
Post-doctoral researcher Tal Danino featured at the Galeria Nara Roesler in São Paulo, Brazil, for his work alongside artist Vik Muniz. A conversation between Vik, Tal, and the Galeria is described in this Koch Institute News Feature. Another article on The Creators Project describes the artistic collaboration.
Check out a video about the project, too!
You can find more information on Tal's website.
Model of viral lifecycle could help in finding a cure for hepatitis B: research from the lab featured by the MIT News Office
Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Science and Science Translational Medicine have collaborated to publish a special feature on 'Biomaterials'. The package includes a Commentary article that combines short essays from invited Thought Leaders in the field - including Sangeeta Bhatia.
MIT’s 2012 IdeaStream Symposium allowed some of MIT’s brightest innovators to connect with a host of entrepreneurs and leaders in the business community. See GABE KWONG discuss what technological developments could be hitting the market someday on Greater Boston on WGBH.