About Sangeeta N. Bhatia
Sangeeta N. Bhatia
Sangeeta N. Bhatia, M.D., Ph.D. (b. 1968) is an Indian American biological engineer and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Bhatia's research investigates applications of micro- and nano-technology for tissue repair and regeneration.
In 2003, she was named to the MIT Technology Review TR100 as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35. She was also named a "Scientist to Watch" by The Scientist in 2006 and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator in 2008.
Bhatia co-authored the first undergraduate textbook on tissue engineering and was an editor for two books, Microdevices in Biology and Medicine and Biosensing.
Bhatia joined the faculty at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in 1999 and rose to the rank of associate professor. While at UCSD, Bhatia was awarded a Packard Fellowship, was named 2001 "Teacher of the Year" in the Bioengineering Department at the Jacobs School of Engineering, and was named a Young Innovator under 35 by Technology Review in 2003. In 2005, she left UCSD and joined the MIT faculty in the Division of Health Sciences & Technology and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Bhatia was named a "Scientist to Watch" by The Scientist in 2006 and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator in 2008.
Bhatia currently directs the Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies and is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research.
Bhatia has two daughters with her husband, Jagesh Shah.
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