On April 9, I gave a plenary lecture as part of the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science (IMES) Distinguished Speaker Series at MIT. My talk highlighted the importance of convergence research as illustrated by some of our recent work in the Institute for Regenerative Engineering.
Regenerative engineering is defined as taking tissue engineering a step further by integrating it with advanced materials science, stem cell science, and areas of developmental biology. I discussed the new research direction in the regeneration of musculoskeletal tissues through the regenerative engineering approach.
It was wonderful visiting MIT and seeing the changes that have occurred since I received my Ph.D. there. I appreciated the warm hospitality provided by IMES.