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Hear From Sangeeta Bhatia

  • By Susan K. Lewis
  • Posted 06.01.09
  • NOVA scienceNOW

Sangeeta Bhatia is a biomedical engineer at MIT, where she crafts tiny livers in her lab and works on new treatments for cancer. She is also a devoted mom to two young girls. Listen in as she describes why she turned to computer-chip technology to make artificial organs, how to inspire girls to pursue science, and why she occasionally sneaks to movies in the middle of the day.

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Credits

Original interview produced by
Josh Seftel

Images

(Sangeeta Bhatia at a microscope)
© WGBH Educational Foundation
(Sangeeta Bhatia at a whiteboard)
Robert E. Klein/AP, ©HHMI

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