Jeffrey MIchael Karp, Ph.D.
|Title||Associate Professor of Medicine|
|Institution||Brigham and Women's Hospital|
|Address||Partners Research Building|
65 Landsdowne St
Cambridge MA 02139
Jeff Karp is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and is Co-Director of the Center for Regenerative Therapeutics at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is Principal Faculty at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and is Affiliate Faculty at MIT through the HST program.
His research focuses on Stem Cell Engineering (towards elucidating basic mechanisms mediating the homing of Mesenchymal Stem Cells that drive innovative engineered solutions to control the fate and function of cells post-transplantation), Biomaterials (studying degradable prodrug-based self-assembled hydrogels as controlled drug-delivery systems), and Medical devices such as cell sorting chips that can be used to sort cells for diagnostic or therapeutic applications, needles that sense travel through tissues, or Gecko-inspired medical adhesives that was recently selected as one of Popular Mechanic's "Top 20 New Biotech Breakthroughs that Will Change Medicine”.
Dr. Karp has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers, 15 book chapters, 60 abstracts, and has 25 issued or pending patents, a number of which have been licensed by biotech companies. Dr. Karp's work has been recognized by CNN, NPR Science Fridays, ABC News, MSNBC, CBC Quirks and Quarks, CanadaAM, BBC, Forbes, CBS Brink, Popular Science, the Washington Post, the New York Post, and by Wired Magazine.
In 2011 the Boston Business Journal recognized Dr. Karp as a Champion in Healthcare Innovation. MIT’s Technology Review Magazine (TR35) also recognized Dr. Karp as being one of the top innovators in the world under the age of 35. He received the 2010 Coulter Foundation Translational Young Investigator Award and the 2011 Society for Biomaterials Young Investigator Award. He currently serves as the Biology and Medicine Section Editor for the Journal Nanotechnology.
Dr. Karp is also an acclaimed mentor and innovator. He was selected as the Outstanding Faculty Undergraduate Mentor among all Faculty at MIT in 2008 and received the 2010 HST McMahon Mentoring award for being the top mentor among all faculty who mentor Harvard-MIT students. Jeff obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2004 at IBBME/Chem Eng where he worked with Professor John Davies and Molly Shoichet. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Paul B. Madsen Award for being the most innovative graduate student. He joined MIT as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow working in Institute Professor Robert Langer's laboratory from 2004-2007.
Available: 08/30/13, Expires: 08/29/15
We are always looking for highly innovative and self-driven individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the world through medical research. We have projects including development of nano-sensors, bioinspired adhesives, self-assembled drug delivery devices, devices to separate stem cells and circulating tumor cells, shape change and stimulus sensitive polymers, smart needles, intra-operative and bioengineered stem cell therapies, and development of next generation medical devices.
Available: 09/01/13, Expires: 09/05/16
We are always looking for highly innovative and self-driven individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the world through medical research. We have projects including development of nano-sensors, self-assembled drug delivery devices, devices to separate stem cells and circulating tumor cells, shape change and stimulus sensitive polymers, needles to sense various levels of tissue, intra-operative stem cell therapies, and general development of medical devices.
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