Lee Gehrke, Hermann L. F. von Helmholtz Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, MIT, an HST faculty member, and a member of the core faculty at the Institute of Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), has been named to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.
MIT researchers in collaboration with surgeons at Harvard Medical School have devised a new type of amputation surgery that can help amputees better control their residual muscles and receive sensory feedback.
Jeff Behrens, course director for HST 590, has founded a few start-ups in his time, and has also studied the obstacles to starting and funding successful biotech companies as part of his doctoral research. “In tech, it is common for first-time entrepreneurs to launch companies and raise significant capital; however, in life sciences this is much more rare,” he says. “And I wanted to learn, why is that?”
MIT is one of several area universities to receive state approval to vaccinate its own campus community.