Prof. Dr. Bhatia is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and the John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor at MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). Prof. Dr. Bhatia is the Director of the Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine, and a member of the Ludwig Center for Molecular Oncology. She is also an Affiliated Faculty member of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, an Institute Member of the Broad Institute, a Biomedical Engineer at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and has been elected to Brown University’s Board of Trustees.
Trained as both a physician and engineer Prof. Dr. Bhatia’s laboratory is dedicated to leveraging miniaturization tools used in semiconductor manufacturing to impact human health. Using micro and nanotechnologies, also called “tiny technologies,” her lab aims to interface with living and synthetic systems to improve medical diagnostics, as well as drug delivery, tissue degeneration, and disease modelling. Her work has been profiled broadly such as in Scientific American, the Boston Globe, BBC News, TED and TEDMED, Popular Science, Huffington Post, Forbes, PBS’s NOVA scienceNOW, the Economist, and MSNBC.