Science by the Pint

Our next SbtP event features…

Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia, M.D. Ph.D.

John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

It’s a Small World: Tiny Technologies and Medical Innovations

Thursday, June 20th, 2019, 6:30-8:00pm at Aeronaut Brewing Company
(247 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144) (directions)

Did you know that tiny technologies like computer chip fabrication methods, 3D printing, or even smaller materials and particles called ’nanotechnologies’ can be used for medical applications like detecting and treating cancer, discovering the basis of infectious diseases, or building new tissues, like a liver, to be used in drug testing or even human transplants? The Bhatia lab is applying miniaturization tools to medicine, and creating tiny technologies just like these to tackle big human health issues. One example of her lab’s work involves detecting diseases via two simple steps: a shot, followed by a paper urine test. Some of her new designs are incorporating drugs to treat the disease, and even signals that make the tissue ‘light up’, so medical teams can find the disease site in the body. Please join us for what promises to be an enlightening discussion with Dr. Bhatia and her team!

We hope to see you there!

 

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