Ludwig MIT’s Sangeeta Bhatia has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. She is already a member of the National Academies of Science and of Engineering, making her just the 25th person to be elected to all three national academies. Sangeeta and her colleagues harness miniaturization tools from the world of semiconductor manufacturing to improve human health, and have designed nanoparticles and other materials to diagnose and treat disease, including cancer. Her laboratory also uses computer-chip technology to fabricate synthetic microtissues to model and treat diseases of the liver. Sangeeta and her trainees have founded several biotechnology companies to further develop these technologies. Election to the National Academy of Medicine is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
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