From Bioinspiration to Innovation | Wednesday, April 26th, 7:00pm

Explore a new way of thinking with Dr. Jeff Karp as he talks about developing world-leading technologies to solve problems in a range of medical fields. His approach? Turning to nature for inspiration.

With millions and millions of years of research and development at our fingertips, all we need to do is look outside to the amazing creatures that inhabit our planet. Join us to explore medical technologies being developed that harness lessons from creatures such as geckos, spider webs, jellyfish, porcupine quills, snails, to spiny headed worms. Some of the technologies that will be described are rapidly advancing to the clinic and some are already on the market helping patients. 

 

About Dr. Jeff Karp: 

Biomedical Engineer Dr. Jeff Karp is a world leader in the fields of drug delivery, stem cell therapeutics, and tissue adhesives. He is an Associate Professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Principal Faculty at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and an affiliate faculty at the Broad Institute and at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. The Boston Business Journal recognized him as a Champion in Healthcare Innovation and MIT’s Technology Review Magazine (TR35) also recognized Dr. Karp as being one of the top innovators in the world. His work has been selected by Popular Mechanic's "Top 20 New Biotech Breakthroughs that Will Change Medicine,” has presented a TEDMED talk on bioinspired medical innovation and is a member of the TEDMED Editorial Advisory Board.

 

$10 General Admission | $8 TMSC Members
Limited seating is available. Early registration is recommended.

 

 

 

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Wednesday, April 26th | 7:00pm