Donald A. Ingber is a cell biologist and bioengineer, and a founder of the emerging field of biologically inspired engineering. He simultaneously received his MD and PhD from Yale University in 1984. He holds numerous academic appointments and is the founding director of Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Ingber is interested in how cell structure and mechanics impact cellular biochemistry and tissue development. His research approach has combined techniques from various fields, including molecular cell biology, engineering, chemistry, physics, and computer science, to explore biological design principals that can be leveraged to develop new and innovative... more.