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Dr. Jeffrey M. Karp  
Founder and Chair of the Surgical Video Library
Society for Biomaterials

 

Instructor of Medicine
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School Room 313, PRB
65 Landsdowne Street
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Tel: 617-817 9174
Email: jkarp@rics.bwh.harvard.edu
Website: http://hst.mit.edu/biosketch/Karp.html

Obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in Chemical Engineering where he worked with Professor John E. Davies and Molly S. Shoichet. His thesis focused on developing strategies to heal critical sized bone defects making use of synthetic degradable polymers, thrombin, fibrin, platelet rich plasma, and mesenchymal stem cells. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Paul B. Madsen Award for Innovation.

He joined MIT as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow working in Institute Professor Robert Langer's laboratory in the areas of human embryonic stem cells, photocrosslinkable degradable elastomers, materials for influencing cell rolling, biomedical adhesives and BioMEMS technologies.  In 2005 he won first prize at an MIT Chemical Engineering Poster Competition for his work on enhacing the differentitaion efficiency of human embryonic stem cells. Since 2006 he has been a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Nanomedicine.

Recently he joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

He has published over 30 peer reviewed papers, 40 abstracts, has 14 issued or pending patents - 2 of which  have been licenced to companies in the biomedical industry.

 

 

Alex Galakatos  
Vice-Chair of the Surgical Video Library
Society for Biomaterials

 

Alexander Galakatos lives in Sudbury MA, and is a junior at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School.  He is a co-founder and general manager of GSoft Computers, a startup company that manufactures, distributes and services custom computers.  Alexander’s work with GSoft Computers includes the design and construction of web pages and was featured in the Sudbury Town Crier in February 2006.  He also actively contributes to the operations of the Computer Department at Lincoln-Sudbury, where he is a member of a team that updates and maintains the computer network across the high school.    

Since November 2007 Alexander is the Vice-Chair of the Surgical Video Library, responsible for the integration of videos depicting medical procedures.  Alexander is a varsity tennis player, has traveled extensively in Europe and South America, and enjoys swimming, sailing and skiing.