Artificial Intelligence
April 23–25, 2018
Boston, MA • United States

Natalie Artzi, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Artzi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s hospital, Harvard medical School. She is a Principal Research Scientist at MIT and an Associate Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. She completed her postdoctoral studies at the laboratory of Prof. Elazer Edelman at MIT focusing on smart biomaterials design. Dr. Artzi pioneered basic research in the areas of tissue adhesive materials and tissue:material interactions. She completed her PhD under the mentorship of Prof. Moshe Narkis at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Her PhD work focused on the development of Polymer:Clay Nanocomposite Systems. Currently, Dr. Artzi directs multiple research venues aiming to integrate science, engineering and medicine to solve problems in human health. The research in her laboratory for tissue-responsive nanomaterials for biomedical applications is dedicated to rationally designing personalized materials to treat cardiovascular disease, to combat cancer, to improve tissue regeneration in orthopedic applications and to overcome gastrointestinal diseases. With the goal to propel technologies from bench to bedside, the group studies tissue:biomaterial interactions in light of clinically-relevant conditions as manifested by disease, and designs smart responsive materials that act based on specific environmental cues. This enables to design materials with selective drug release based on cell type and state and to synthesize materials that sense and report on tissue state and on response to therapy. Dr. Artzi served as part of the scientific advisory board of Science Translational Medicine, she is part of the program committee of the American Society for Biomaterials, a visiting scholar in Fudan University in China, and an entrepreneur.

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