Donald Ingber, the Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at Harvard Medical School and founding director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, has been awarded the 2011 Holst Medal in recognition of his pioneering work exploring the cellular mechanisms that contribute to mechanical control of tissue and organ development, and his groundbreaking development of bioinspired technologies, ranging from Organ-on-Chip replacements for animal studies, to new engineering approaches for whole organ engineering.

Holst Medal winners are among the most eminent researchers who have made major contributions in the natural sciences for the benefit of industry and society.  The prestigious annual award was presented on Dec. 16 at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven in the Netherlands during a ceremony at the close of the 2011 Holst Symposium. As the medal winner, Ingber also presented the 2011 Holst Memorial Lecture titled “From Cellular Mechanotransduction to Organ Engineering.”

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