September 26, 2017

Innovation at the Intersection

Sangeeta Bhatia

SANGEETA BHATIA of MIT has for years been mining new inventions at the intersection of
biology, nanomaterials, microfabrication, and engineering. She has co-founded
companies to commercialize her work, including “liver on a chip” technology,
which is now used to screen drugs for toxicity. She has combined nanotechnology
with medicine to develop cancer diagnostics. Bhatia, trained as an engineer and
physician, has also moved into infectious disease, using artificial livers she developed
to study how malaria parasites infect the liver.

Sangeeta Bhatia of MIT • Photography by Alex Gagne and Rythum Vinoben