Professor Sangeeta Bhatia, an MIT Portugal Program Bio-Engineering faculty member has been elected as one of The 10 most influential women in biotech by the The Boston Globe.
In terms of female leadership, biotech sets the pace for other industries in Boston and there are still challenges to be address. Here, the Boston Globe elected The 10 most influential women in biotech that are setting the pace for the sector at Massachusetts.
The Top 10 results from a consultation conducted by the Journal, male and female venture capitalists, executive recruiters, big company executives, and entrepreneurs were consulted.
Professor Sangeeta Bhatia heads the Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies that is focused on the applications of micro- and nanotechnology to tissue repair and regeneration. The lab long term goals are to improve cellular therapies for liver disease, develop microtechnology tools to systematically study living cells, and design multifunctional nanoparticles for cancer applications.
At The Boston Globe:
"The academic lab director: Sangeeta Bhatia
Educated at Brown, MIT, Harvard, and Massachusetts General Hospital, Bhatia now runs her own lab at MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, overseeing about two dozen researchers. Among her lab’s projects are designing new kinds of nanoparticles that can accumulate around tumors, penetrate their tough exteriors, and essentially “open the door” so that targeted drugs can more completely destroy the tumors."