The Alan S. Michaels Distinguished Lectureship in Medical and Biological Engineering – 2024

Biomanufacturing Vascularized Human Tissues for Drug Testing, Disease Modeling, and Therapeutic Use


Jennifer A. Lewis
Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
Harvard University

Friday, March 8, 2024
3:00 p.m., 66-110 (2:30 p.m. Reception)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

[Lecture Video] 



Jennifer A. Lewis is the Jianming Yu Professor of Arts and Sciences, the Wyss Professor for Biologically Inspired Engineering in the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a core faculty member of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. Her research focuses on biomanufacturing vascularized human organoids and tissues for drug testing, disease modeling, and therapeutic use. Multiple startups are commercializing technology from her lab ranging from drug delivery and kidney therapeutics. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Inventors, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has received numerous awards for her work.