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BIOS Podcast – Biologically Inspired Engineering w/ Don Ingber – Founding Director at the Wyss Institute

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Don Ingber is the Founding Director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, the Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at Harvard Medical School and the Vascular Biology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Professor of Bioengineering at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He received his B.A., M.A., M.Phil., M.D. and Ph.D. from Yale University.

Ingber is a pioneer in the field of biologically inspired engineering, and at the Wyss Institute, he currently leads scientific and engineering teams that cross a broad range of disciplines to develop breakthrough bio-inspired technologies to advance healthcare and to improve sustainability. His work has led to major advances in mechanobiology, cell structure, tumor angiogenesis, tissue engineering, systems biology, nanobiotechnology and translational medicine. Through his work, Prof. Ingber also has helped to break down boundaries between science, art and design.

Ingber has authored more than 500 publications and almost 200 patents, founded 7 companies, and has presented over 550 plenary presentations and invited lectures world-wide. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Inventors, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Prof. Ingber has been the scientific founder of seven companies: Neomorphics, Tensegra, Boa Biomedical, FreeFlow Medical Devices, Unravel Bio, StataDx, and Emulate.

BIOS unites a community of Life Science innovators dedicated to driving patient impact. Alix Ventures is a San Francisco based venture capital firm supporting early stage Life Science startups engineering biology to create radical advances in human health.

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