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When Miniaturization Meets Medicine: A Conversation with Sangeeta Bhatia

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Whitehead Institute
455 Main St Cambridge,
02142 MA

Opening slide featuring photos of both Ruth Lehmann and Sangeeta Bhatia

In this talk from May 27, 2021, Whitehead Institute Director Ruth Lehmann talks to biomedical researcher, MIT professor, and biotech entrepreneur Sangeeta Bhatia. Bhatia leverages ‘tiny technologies’ of miniaturization to yield inventions such as human microlivers that model human drug metabolism and liver disease, as well as responsive nanoparticles and nanoporous materials that can be engineered to diagnose, study, and treat a variety of diseases, including cancer.