Bioengineering Seminar

"Adventures in the GI Tract: Engineering Drug Delivery and Sensing Solutions for an Extreme Environment"

Giovanni Traverso, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Giovanni Traverso, Ph.D., will aim to review ongoing efforts towards the development of drug delivery and sensing technologies capable of operating in extreme environment like the gastrointestinal tract. Specifically, he will present advances in materials science, device development and translational efforts towards addressing medication non-adherence and the dosing of macromolecules.

Giovanni Traverso is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Associate Physician in the Division of Gastroenterology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK, and his PhD from the lab of Prof. Bert Vogelstein at Johns Hopkins University where he developed non-invasive tests for the detection of colon cancer. For his post-doctoral research, he worked in the laboratory of Professor Robert Langer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he developed a series of novel technologies for drug delivery as well as physiological sensing via the gastrointestinal tract.  His current research program is focused on developing the next generation of drug delivery systems to enable efficient delivery of therapeutics through the gastrointestinal tract as well developing novel ingestible electronic devices for sensing a broad array of physiologic and pathophysiologic parameters.

The Bioengineering Seminar Series is co-hosted by the Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience and the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, and they are open to all in the bio-community.