Photo: Sangeeta N. Bhatia, MD, PhD
Sangeeta N. Bhatia, MD, PhD
Year elected: 2009
Current membership category: Active
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave., Room 76-453
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States of America
Phone: 617-253-0893
Facsimile: 617-324-0740

Honors and awards

National Academy of Medicine (2019)
National Academy of Sciences (2017)
American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2015)

Biographical statement

Dr. Bhatia is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and a Professor of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, an Associate member of the Broad Institute, and a Biomedical Engineer at the Brigham & Women's Hospital. The research in her laboratory is focused on the applications of micro- and nanotechnology for tissue repair and regeneration. Dr. Bhatia trained at Brown, MIT, Harvard, and MGH. She was a member of the Bioengineering Department at University of California at San Diego for 6 years. She has been awarded the David and Lucile Packard Fellowship given to "the nation's most promising young professors in science and engineering," the MIT TR100 Young Innovators Award, the Global Indus Technovator Award, and been named one of Massachusetts' 'Women to Watch'. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. She co-authored the first undergraduate textbook on tissue engineering and is a frequent advisor to governmental organizations on nanobiotechnology, biomedical microsystems, and tissue engineering. She is the co-founder of two startup companies. She holds 15 issued or pending patents and has worked in industry at Pfizer, Genetics Institute, ICI Pharmaceuticals, and Organogenesis. (Photo credit: Robert Klein/AP, © HHMI.)

Institutional affiliations

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Primary)
Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T. (Secondary)