Alumna Lisa Freed Named as a Woman to Watch for 2012


April 24, 2012

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Lisa Freed has two doctoral degrees, two full-time jobs and two teenagers. Needless to say, her life is never dull. Freed is a highly respected scientist in the field of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine who has focused much of her research on cardiac tissue, developing new solutions to regenerate hearts damaged by heart attacks. She currently leads collaborating teams at Draper Laboratory and MIT, and she lectures at MIT and Harvard. Her latest research leverages the strengths of both Draper and MIT to develop tissue scaffolds that more closely mimic the three-dimensional shapes and mechanical properties of real tissues — hopefully leading to improved cell growth, healthier organs, and ultimately better health and quality of life for patients. She also advises teams at all levels, from NASA scientists to a team of 9- to 13-year-olds competing in the FIRST LEGO League. Continue reading the article on masshightech.com. photo courtesy of Mass High Tech

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