Course 2: Mechanical Engineering
The surface of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is covered by a mucosal membrane, consisting of enormous health-related biochemical, physiologic, and pathophysiologic information, and serving for nutrition exchange. Progress has been made to access the GI mucosa for diagnostics and therapeutics in clinical settings. However, it is still extremely challenging to build a biocompatible and robust GI mucosa interface enabling real-time, continuous, and minimally invasive interactions with human body, due to the constant GI motility, fast cellular turnover rate, limited cavity space and extremely chemical and biological environments
In the Traverso Laboratories at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Harvard Medical School), We are exploring novel engineering approaches to develop robust mucosal interfaces for long-term deployment of micro-electronics/drug reservoirs/physical barriers in the GI tract.
- Biomaterials, Biomechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Polymers
- Master Thesis
The Traverso lab at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School currently have several opening positions for students who are interested in interdisciplinary research in translational medicines. We are pushing the frontier of translational medicine by bridging the gap between engineering and clinical medicine.
- Antenna Technology, Arithmetic and Logic Structures, Automotive Engineering, Composite Materials, Computer Communications Networks, Control Engineering, Databases and Ontologies, Diagnostic Applications, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, Polymerisation Mechanisms, Polymers, Sensor (Chemical and Bio-) Technology
- Bachelor Thesis, Lab Practice, Master Thesis, Semester Project