BOSTON, MA–Ali Khademhosseini, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard University, has won the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. He received the award because his contributions to micro-engineering, such as the generation of controlled micro-scale environments and regulation of cell behavior and fabrication of tissue-like structures, according to a release.
â€œOur research is based on generating biological tissues that can be transplanted into patients to treat various diseases,â€ Khademhosseini said. â€œThe ability to generate tissues outside the body can be used to alleviate the challenge in a lack of organ donors. We combine cells and materials to develop tissues that mimic the function of the natural organs.â€