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Sangeeta Bhatia is a professor of Biological Engineering at MIT who wants to inspire young women to pursue STEM careers. Watch her profile on YouTube!
Like Ceri mentions in the video, one of the big challenges of engineering livers is getting liver cells to survive long enough outside the body. The way Dr. Bhatia got liver cells to survive longer in the lab was by growing them on glass etched using photolithography… the very same process used to make the semiconductors featured in our other video, What is a Semiconductor?
Dr. Linda Griffith at MIT is studying ways to create models of organs like the liver. These models could be used to study new drugs more easily - read more at the MIT News Office site.
Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia’s lab at MIT has found ways to turn pluripotent cells into liver cells used to study Malaria drugs - learn more at the MIT News Office site.