Bioengineering

Elliot Chaikof, MD, PhD

Elliot Chaikof, MD, PhD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering

Elliot L. Chaikof, MD, PhD, has promoted alliances of clinicians, engineers, chemists, and biologists and in the process developed biologically-inspired materials, devices, and pharmacotherapeutics based upon the principles of molecular engineering and nanofabrication technologies. These endeavors have enabled advances in cell-based therapies, artificial organs, and engineered living tissues, which define the evolving field of Regenerative Medicine.... Read more about Elliot Chaikof, MD, PhD

Khalid Shah, MS, PhD

Khalid Shah, MS, PhD

Vice Chair of Research, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Director, Center for Stem Cell Therapeutics and Imaging, Harvard Medical School

Successful treatment of brain tumors remains one of the greatest challenges in oncology. The recognition that different stem cell types, including neural stem cells (NSCs) can integrate appropriately throughout the mammalian brain following transplantation has unveiled new possibilities for their use in neural transplantation. Our laboratory has shown that different stem cell types home to sites of cerebral pathology and thus can be armed with therapeutic transgenes, a strategy that can be used to inhibit tumor growth by targeting angiogenesis or selectively inducing apoptosis in proliferating tumor cells in the brain.... Read more about Khalid Shah, MS, PhD