Sangeeta Bhatia honored by the Institute of Cancer Research

July 5, 2019

ICR honours campaigning parents and convergence scientist with honorary degrees


Professor Sangeeta Bhatia gained an honorary degree for her pioneering research which lies at the intersection of engineering, medicine and biology with the goal of developing novel platforms for understanding, diagnosing and treating human disease.

Professor Bhatia is the John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Celebrated internationally as a young researcher whose exciting work ideas are leading to real-world impact and solutions, the ICR is recognising Professor Bhatia for her innovation and drive in bringing a multidisciplinary bioengineering approach to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

During her visit to the ICR, Professor Bhatia met with members of the ICR’s Athena SWAN steering group to share her experiences as a successful woman in science, and to discuss the challenges that women in science still face and the types of initiatives that can support and make a difference.

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