Editorial Advisory Board Profile:
Jeff Karp, PhD
Associate Professor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Jeff Karp’s research focuses on stem cell engineering, biomaterials and medical devices inspired by nature. He has many inventions to his name, including slug-inspired tissue glues, parasitic worm-inspired micro needles, jellyfish-inspired cell-sorting chips and a gecko-inspired medical tape. Jeff’s other innovations include a novel neonatal skin adhesive and a nanoparticle prophylactic approach to prevent contact dermatitis. His work has been selected as one of Popular Mechanic’s “Top 20 New Biotech Breakthroughs that Will Change Medicine.” In 2015 he received a Breakthrough Award from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. He is an Associate Professor of Harvard Medical School at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a principal faculty member at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and Affiliate Faculty at MIT and Broad Institute. Jeff is an acclaimed mentor and is most proud of the 17 trainees he has launched into faculty careers around the globe. He shared his work at TEDMED 2014.