Join us for this special Café des Sciences with
Dr Jeff Karp, Associate Professor at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Principal Faculty at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and affiliate faculty at the Broad Institute and at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.
Dr Jeff Karp will give an inspiring talk about two of the most powerful tools used by his bio-research lab to solve problems in innovative ways, on a continuing basis: bioinspiration and radical simplicity.
Jeff explains how his team has employed these tools and how they can succeed in any field. This talk opens exciting new paths to the continual innovation that is so important in today’s fast-changing world.
- 6:30PM: Welcome
- 6:50PM: Presentation of Medicen Delegation
- 7PM: Dr Jeff Karp's presentation
- 8PM: Networking
Dr. Jeff Karp is an Associate Professor at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Principal Faculty at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and affiliate faculty at the Broad Institute and at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
He has published >100 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and has given >200 national and international invited lectures and has 65 issued or pending patents. Several technologies have formed the foundation for multiple products on the market and currently under development and for the launch of two companies, Gecko Biomedical (http://www.geckobiomedical.com/) and Skintifique (https://www.skintifique.me/en/).
The Boston Business Journal recognized him as a Champion in Healthcare Innovation and MIT’s Technology Review Magazine (TR35) also recognized Dr. Karp as being one of the top innovators in the world (3 members from his laboratory have received this award).
His work has been selected by Popular Mechanic's "Top 20 New Biotech Breakthroughs that Will Change Medicine.” He gave a TEDMED talk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AshPR7OsZA0) on bioinspired medical innovation and is a member of the TEDMED Editorial Advisory Board. In 2015 he received a Breakthrough Award from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation and was a commencement speaker (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR2jH3x6ahw) at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Karp was selected as the Outstanding Faculty Undergraduate Mentor among all Faculty at MIT and he received the HST McMahon Mentoring award for being the top mentor of Harvard-MIT students. To date, 17 trainees from his laboratory have secured faculty positions.