Ellen Roche

Ellen Roche, an HST faculty member, and a core faculty member at IMES (which is HST's home at MIT), is an associate professor of mechanical engineering and the associate head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. Her research team develops new devices and therapeutic strategies for repairing the heart and other tissues. Here, she speaks with MIT President Sally Kornbluth about her work, the advantages of taking a nonlinear route to one’s chosen career, and the importance of saying “yes” to unexpected opportunities. Link here for the podcast discussion about her research and career.